Let's just make it so strong that it won't fail": Fail safety is an important topic in structural design. Any structure will fail if it is subjected to a large enough load. The term "Fail Safe" does not mean that a structure is too strong to fail; if done properly it means that failure does not result in collapse without any warning.
More than any other field of engineering, aerospace exemplifies the importance of compromise amongst the many different disciplines that are necessary for designing and constructing an airworthy aircraft. The primary reason for the difference between aerospace and other disciplines boils down to one single physical problem: gravity.
Got 5 minutes? Between the three or four meetings on your schedule today (all to discuss future meetings, of course), what is something you can do to help both you and your processes? Get up. That simple. Get up and walk the floor. Instead of talking or just thinking about your next meeting… look… observe… see.
"Anyone with Money" This is one of the most common phrases I hear from clients and prospective clients. Although understandable if you are fighting to grow a business, from a marketing standpoint, this phrase drives me crazy. Marketing can be simply defined as delivering the right message to the right audience. Unfortunately, not everyone "with money" falls into the same category.