So what are we doing this summer? What happens when the summer ends and my interns are done?
Well, I won’t know the answer to the second question – until I’ve answered the first. Griffin is still in school, locally, so he might be available if he wants to keep working – if it works around his academic program. Conversely, this is Jeremy’s first job out of college. He’s taking a gap-year before applying to graduate school. I know I have them both until Labor Day. After that, Griffin will go back to school, and Jeremy and I will chat about what his future looks like.
That means we’ve got a short window of opportunity to build something great! They started in the middle of May, so today is basically the 1 month anniversary. And now, after that preamble, I’m back to the question I started with – What are we doing?
For the first two weeks, all we did was plan. They were sick of it, and I was sick of it. I have this tool I created called the Noumenia Process which helps guide our decision-making. I rolled it out for them, and for two weeks solid we worked through basic stuff like Vision, Mission and Values. We prioritized what was important to our company, to our mission, and what was important to the near-term summer projects and to the long-term vision of the Lunar Elevator. We built a lot of short- mid- and long-term Objectives. Personally, I enjoyed brainstorming with them to develop the newest version of LiftPort Group. But it’s a somewhat rigid process and we were excited to turn from the planning stage to actually doing productive work.
And here’s the thing about plans… they change. We had done all this work prior to my attending the International Space Development Conference, when, while there, some interesting stuff happened – and plans changed.
We had a plan that involved building the TAC, and making a lot of phone calls this summer. That is still happening. But we have added a LOT of writing to the to do list. We’ll share our writing with you, on the website. Give us a couple days for that.
President, Lift Port Group