Mission Debriefings

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Mission Debriefings are an ongoing series of business tips and techniques for strategic thinkers. They are formatted in Rocket Tom’s version of post-flight debriefings at NASA.
They are intended to open dialogue and debate.

Mission Debriefing 103 – The Blowout

Listen Now: The Mission Objective To extract crude oil from the ground safely and profitably. The Mission Profile Maintaining the effective extraction of crude oil from producing wells is a complex and dangerous undertaking. There is machinery with many moving parts, typically running for extended periods of time, which must operate [...]

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Mission Debriefing 102 – The Outsourcing Nightmare

The Mission Objective To lower the cost of home construction by providing modular home elements that could be mass produced. The Mission Profile A startup company developed a proprietary method of fabricating residential homes in modules in a factory and delivering custom home “kits” to construction sites.  The target market was starter houses and, eventually, [...]

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Mission Debriefing 101 – The Family Business

The Mission Objective To grow and sustain a successful and profitable family business. The Mission Profile A sole proprietor precision machine shop in Texas. It grew to about 60 employees, mostly craftsmen running manual metal working machinery. The two sons worked as apprentices until they finished college. The boys were being trained to take over [...]

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