Jet Propulsion Lab engineer Adam Steltzner – writing with William Patrick – offers an absorbing memoir in which space’s challenges make ordinary business seem simple. Steltzner discusses facing failure, heeding your subconscious, cultivating a Zen-like beginner’s mind and tapping into your intuition. These ideas could seem like mystical hokum, except that Steltzner’s an unpretentious, honest and often funny narrator. And his ideas helped send a multibillion-dollar machine to Mars. Steltzner speaks directly to those in creative or scientific jobs and to managers who want to cultivate innovation and teamwork.
About the Authors
Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Adam Steltzner worked on the Mars Exploration Rover project and the Mars Science Laboratory project as well as missions that included the Galileo, Cassini-Huygens and Mars Pathfinder spacecraft.
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