Friends,

In a world of war, chaos, political theater, summer temperatures in December…. I am hopeful for the future.

I’m hopeful because over the past year as I’ve taught Innovation Engineering on campus and off  around the world I’ve observed that   a spirit… a spirit of good, of discovery, of innovation.

This spirit is driven by a curiosity to define, discover, develop and deliver innovations that make a meaningful difference to our organizations, ourselves and our world.

The curiosity is enabled through the wonders of science.

In April 2015, the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson accepted the National Academy of Science’s most prestigious award. His brilliant acceptance speech makes the argument for ensuring that science plays a big role in policymaking. Inspired by the short and eloquent Gettysburg Address, Dr. Tyson makes his case in just 272 words.   It’s just  over three minutes… enjoy!

You can see by clicking here. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years to All

Doug