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Dragos Bratasanu, Friday, 3-7-14 March 8, 2014

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Dragos Bratasanu, Friday, 3-7-14

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Guest:  Dragos Bratasanu.  Topics:  Failures in aerospace and aviation & how to avoid them.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.  For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.

We welcomed back to the show Dragos Bratasanu to discuss his new ebook, “Engineering Success.”  Note that for a limited time, you can download this book for free from his website, www.successengineer.org.  In addition, he has given listeners Chapter One of his book which has been uploaded to The Space Show blog for this program.  During the first segment of this 94 minute discussion, Dragos started out by telling us why he wrote the book, what he wanted to accomplish with the book and the methodology he used in writing it.  He worked with several consultants and as you will hear, he cited numerous examples both in the space industry and outside the space industry to make his points about what he kept referring to as the social context of decision making, accountability, etc.  After providing us with the background to aviation and aerospace failures, he talked about remedies and modifications per the social context which I took to refer to the organizational culture though Dragos has a much broader definition which you will get during this interview.

In our second segment, he talked with us about scheduling and budget pressures that lead to failures and some of the recognizable danger signals.  He also provided us with some useful stats for speaking up from the employee ranks about problems and issues and why they often go unreported.  We talked about some additional specific corporate examples he used to make his point, plus we talked about the entrepreneurial space company culture.  Later, he went through the important four human needs followed by the four behaviors.  Our guest provided us with a good summary of his book and the subject.

Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog.  You can sign up for his free newsletter on his website and also for a limited time, download the ebook for free.  You can contact Dragos through his website or me.

 

Dragos Bratasanu, Monday, 11-25-13 November 26, 2013

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Dragos Bratasanu, Monday, 11-25-13

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2129-BWB-2013-11-25.mp3

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Guest:  Dragos Bratasanu.  Topics:  The film project “The Amazing Future & You” designed to facilitate entrepreneurial & organizational success.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.

We welcomed Dragos Bratasanu who was with us from Bucharest, Romania, to discuss his film project, “The Amazing Future & You.”  Find out more about the project and our discussion at www.successengineer.org.  During our 1 hour 26 minute discussion, Dragos provided us with his personal background and story that led him to this project and his goal of helping to facilitate optimizing performance for individuals and organizations in all types of business environments, including the space business environment.  Through his personal experiences and interviews with successful people around the world, Dragos has put together a program to share this information with others and he introduced us to his work and the program during today’s Space Show program.  In our first segment, not only did we get the background leading up to this program, but Dragos took us through the basics of the program step by step.  Listen closely to the main points, the conditions, and parameters to build success in your business. Listeners asked several email questions about the steps and methodology involved and this helped to clarify the program Dragos was introducing to us.

In the second segment, Jack asked Dragos if his film identified and addressed the biggest problem areas with solutions.  Don’t miss the response to this question by our guest. Next, Dragos talked some more about the concept of failure, what it means, and how best to deal with it, especially in the context being discussed in his film project and interviews with successful leaders and businessmen and women.  Later in response to Patty who wanted to start a bookstore as a secondary business, Dragos spoke to the need to pursue one’s inner purpose and the need to be in line with your values whatever the business being pursued.  Next, we talked about the difference in the story for yourself as to why and how you do the business but the need to have a different story for your customer that addresses customer needs.  By way of example, he cited one of his own experiences involving a climate change story to help him accomplish his goal.  Dragos again stressed the need for these stories to always be in harmony with your values.  Near the end of our discussion, a listener asked if space and technical businesses were harder than the non-technical business.  He was also asked about differences in nations, cultures, and to adapt cross culture and across boundaries.  I suggest you sign up for his newsletter on his website to stay informed and up to date with future interview information and story releases.

Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above.  Dragos can be reached through his website or me.