The Right Kind of Crazy

Author: Adam Steltzner,William Patrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698144759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4782


From Adam Steltzner, who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team in landing the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, comes a profound book about breakthrough innovation in the face of the impossible The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is home to some of history’s most jaw-dropping feats of engineering. When NASA needed to land Curiosity—a 2,000-pound, $2.5 billion rover—on the surface of Mars, 140 million miles away, they turned to JPL. Steltzner’s team couldn’t test their kooky solution, the Sky Crane. They were on an unmissable deadline, and the world would be watching when they succeeded—or failed. At the helm of this effort was an unlikely rocket scientist and accidental leader, Adam Steltzner. After barely graduating from high school, he followed his curiosity to the local community college to find out why the stars moved. Soon he discovered an astonishing gift for math and physics. After getting his Ph.D. he ensconced himself within JPL, NASA’s decidedly unbureaucratic cousin, where success in a mission is the only metric that matters. The Right Kind of Crazy is a first-person account of innovation that is relevant to any­one working in science, art, or technology. For instance, Steltzner describes: ·How his team learned to switch from fear-based to curiosity-based decision making ·How to escape “The Dark Room”—the creative block caused by fear, uncertainty, and the lack of a clear path forward ·How to tell when we’re too in love with our own ideas to be objective about them—and, conversely, when to fight for them ·How to foster mutual respect within teams while still bashing bad ideas The Right Kind of Crazy is a book for anyone who wants to channel their craziness into creativity, balance discord and harmony, and find a signal in a flood of noise.

The Right Kind of Crazy

Author: Clint Emerson

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501184164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4732


Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills, presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite team of operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary. Clint Emerson is the only SEAL ever inducted into the International Spy Museum. Operating from the shadows, with an instinct for running towards trouble, his unique skill set made him the perfect hybrid operator. Emerson spent his career on the bleeding edge of intelligence and operations, often specializing in missions that took advantage of subterfuge, improvisation, the best in recon and surveillance tech to combat the changing global battlefield. MacGyvering everyday objects into working spyware was routine, and fellow SEALs referred to his activities simply as “special shit.” His parameters were: find, fix, and finish—and of course, leave no trace. The Right Kind of Crazy is unlike any military memoir you’ve ever read because Emerson is upfront about the fact that what makes you a great soldier and sometimes hero doesn’t always make you the best guy—but it does make for damn good stories.

The Right Kind of Crazy

Author: Clint Emerson

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501184172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3092


Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills, presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite team of operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary. Clint Emerson is the only SEAL ever inducted into the International Spy Museum. Operating from the shadows, with an instinct for running towards trouble, his unique skill set made him the perfect hybrid operator. Emerson spent his career on the bleeding edge of intelligence and operations, often specializing in missions that took advantage of subterfuge, improvisation, the best in recon and surveillance tech to combat the changing global battlefield. MacGyvering everyday objects into working spyware was routine, and fellow SEALs referred to his activities simply as “special shit.” His parameters were: find, fix, and finish—and of course, leave no trace. The Right Kind of Crazy is unlike any military memoir you’ve ever read because Emerson is upfront about the fact that what makes you a great soldier and sometimes hero doesn’t always make you the best guy—but it does make for damn good stories.

The Good Kind of Crazy

Author: Tanya Michaels

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472087372

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9787


You DON'T PICK YOUR FAMILY, BUT YOU CAN LOVE THEM. Somebody ought to pinch Neely Mason. An all-around-perfect man has asked her to marry him. Suddenly the sister voted most likely to become the resident "crazy neighborhood cat lady" is tying the knot at forty-five.

Issued to the Bride One Airman

Author: Cora Seton

Publisher: One Acre Press

ISBN: 1927036992

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6937


Airman Connor O’Riley never believed in love until he saw proof of it in the most unlikely place--a battlefield in the middle of the Syrian civil war. Now he's in hot water with the Air Force, and if he wants to clear his name he'll have to put his new-found belief in love to the test--by convincing his superior officer's daughter to marry him. Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She’s ready to leave Chance Creek—just as soon as her sister returns from her honeymoon. So when a handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done. Connor never thought he’d fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission--and his future--is at stake. Can he convince her to stay? Or will love remain out of his reach for good? The Brides of Chance Creek: BOOK 1: Issued to the Bride One Navy SEAL BOOK 2: Issued to the Bride One Airman BOOK 3: Issued to the Bride One Sniper BOOK 4: Issued to the Bride One Marine BOOK 5: Issued to the Bride One Soldier BOOK 6: Issued to the Bride One Sergeant for Christmas

Issued to the Bride One Sniper

Author: Cora Seton

Publisher: One Acre Press

ISBN: 1927036968

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 7076


Sniper Hunter Powell thought he lost everything when he took the rap for a crime he didn't commit. Now he's got a chance to redeem himself. There's only one catch--he has to leave the military, settle down on a Montana ranch--and marry a woman he's never met before. Jo Reed, the youngest of five sisters, is used to being underestimated, so when a hardened warrior shows up on her doorstep, she knows no one believes she's ready for love. Maybe they're right, but she's definitely ready for a home of her own and now she has someone to build it for her. Building a house before the snow flies is a tall order, and convincing Jo to marry him doesn't seem much easier, but Hunter is ready for both challenges-- Until danger strikes Two Willows again--and threatens to destroy any chance at happiness that might be in his grasp. The Brides of Chance Creek: BOOK 1: Issued to the Bride One Navy SEAL BOOK 2: Issued to the Bride One Airman BOOK 3: Issued to the Bride One Sniper BOOK 4: Issued to the Bride One Marine BOOK 5: Issued to the Bride One Soldier BOOK 6: Issued to the Bride One Sergeant for Christmas

Issued to the Bride One Marine

Author: Cora Seton

Publisher: One Acre Press

ISBN: 192703695X

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 5457


Marine Logan Hughes uses humor like a shield, but he's dead serious when it comes to getting the job done--especially when the job is protecting the woman he's been sent to Montana to marry. Too bad Lena Reed doesn't think she needs protecting...or a husband. Lena knows she's the best one to run her family's ranch, and she'll be damned if she'll let a man her father sent steal control of her cattle operation--or her heart. But Logan Huges isn't like any other man she's met. Fiercely loyal, as determined as she is to let her take charge of the ranch, she's falling for him in spite of herself. But when trouble comes to Two Willows, will she trust him--or turn her back on love for good? The Brides of Chance Creek: BOOK 1: Issued to the Bride One Navy SEAL BOOK 2: Issued to the Bride One Airman BOOK 3: Issued to the Bride One Sniper BOOK 4: Issued to the Bride One Marine BOOK 5: Issued to the Bride One Soldier BOOK 6: Issued to the Bride One Sergeant for Christmas

The Good Kind of Crazy

Author: Tanya Michaels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459244222

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4274


You DON'T PICK YOUR FAMILY, BUT YOU CAN LOVE THEM. Somebody ought to pinch Neely Mason. An all-around-perfect man has asked her to marry him. Suddenly the sister voted most likely to become the resident "crazy neighborhood cat lady" is tying the knot at forty-five. Now the hard part. Neely has to tell her cheerfully opinionated (read: outrageous) family the news. Soon Mom is issuing matrimonial orders like a wedding planner on steroids, baby sis, Vidalia, is actually making sense for once and normally chipper Savannah seems so lost. Can the Mason sisters pull through this wedding and still keep their fragile bond intact? Because one thing's for sure, when it comes to family, crazy is a relative term.

I Am the Good Kind of Crazy

Author: Shikhari Books

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781790803422

Category:

Page: 202

View: 6536


I am the good kind of crazy. The kind of crazy that thinks outside the box, and creatively. I am the one who lives my life uniquely and happily. I am the minimalist hippie, the millionaire who never wears brand name, I'm the one who loves everyone, and hates no one. Use this wide-ruled lined paper to write down your goals and ideals. Live life fully.