Chris Diehl has not received any gifts yet
It was 2005. The war in Iraq was raging. Many of us in the national security R&D community were developing responses to the deadliest threat facing U.S. soldiers: the improvised explosive device (IED). From the perspective of the U.S. military, the unthinkable was happening each and every day. The world’s most technologically advanced military was being dealt significant blows by insurgents making crude weapons from limited resources. How was this even…Continue
In the mid 90s, while working in government, I was given an invaluable bit of advice from an Air Force colonel who would become a trusted advisor and a dear friend. He said:
Perspective is elusive... I've worked with countless Ph.D.'s that would obsess over details which did not matter in the grand scheme of things. You seem to have the ability to operate on multiple levels. Don't lose the ability to see the bigger picture.
At the time, I understood…Continue