Archive for April, 2007

The Rady School of Management sponsored a panel event on April 27, 2007, in which I was invited to participate in their temporary facilities at UCSD. Gene Ray — former SAIC employee and founder of Titan, and a close friend — was the other panelist, and Tom Dillon, who recently retired from SAIC, was the […]

Peter Economy and I attended a book signing event for our book, The SAIC Solution, at Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla on April 19th. There were over 70 attendees, most of whom were either personal friends or ex-employees of SAIC. The group was very responsive and asked some good questions. Howard Wilson, an ex-SAIC employee […]

I just read the article “The Pilotless Plane That Only Looks Like Child’s Play” in the April 15th issue of the New York Times. The article describes how Neal and Linden Blue established General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, which manufactures the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and other products. I want to commend Neal, Linden, and […]

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I will occasionally invite guests to post their personal perspectives on the SAIC experience. I have invited my book coauthor, Peter Economy, to be the first guest blogger. Although he never worked with us at SAIC, he has had a number of close encounters. His post follows. Writing […]

It was an exciting week with every minute occupied with conversations with employees and ex-employees. In total we had eight signings, sold over 600 books, and met with over 500 people. (We also sold over 800 books via the virtual book stores at I talked at most of these gatherings about the book and […]

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