Today we're looking at the future of flight, both literally and metaphorically. Frances Frei, Harvard Business School professor, and Anne Morriss, Chief Knowledge Officer of Concire, share their advice for reaching your goals no matter what field you're in. Using Southwest Airlines as a case study, Frei and Morriss show that whether you're an entrepreneur, an executive, or someone's assistant, it's essential that you not try to do everything at once. Perfectionists and overachievers may think they're giving people what they want, when actually they're just exhausting themselves and ensuring mediocrity.
Burt Rutan, an aerospace engineer, says that his job designing airplanes is about giving the customer what they want -- but ultimately, simplicity is key. Big Think blogger Kirsten Winkler explores the changes that new technological innovations will bring, not just in how we travel, but in the way we travel. Physicist Michio Kaku wonders if the launch of the space shuttle Discovery was the end of one era and the beginning of another. In a perfect illustration of the present eclipsing the past, a commercial airliner with over 200 people on board was able to view the Discovery Launch in it's entirety. One of the passengers took a short movie of the event, which went viral. Perhaps it's the beginning of a new age in digital and engineering innovation.
Warp speed ahead!