Houston, we have a problem

“Man built most nobly when limitations were at their greatest.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

Watching the movie “Apollo 13” recently, I was struck by how the men and women from NASA used the limited resources available to save the lives of Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise.  For most of us, we don’t need to jury-rig a carbon dioxide removal system or save enough battery power in order for us to make it home from the moon.  We just need to write a paper, make a sales call, or deliver a speech, things we might pretend are life and death, but really aren’t.  We can learn a lesson from those brave men in space and their counterparts in Houston.  When faced with constraints, it’s amazing the ideas we can produce.


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