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

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Dragos Bratasanu, Monday, 11-25-13


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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.

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Rand Simberg, Tuesday, 5-15-12 May 16, 2012

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Rand Simberg, Tuesday, 5-15-12


Guest:  Rand Simberg.  Topics:  Space Frontier property rights and risk aversion.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.  We welcomed back Rand Simberg to discuss his research paper on space property rights, Homesteading the Final Frontier (http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Rand%20Simberg%20-%20Homesteading%20the%20Final%20Frontier.pdf).  In the second part of the program, we discussed his next project focusing on our being too risk averse.  Our property rights discussion addressed many areas including land claims, the Outer Space Treaty, the Moon Treaty, English Common Law, royalty payments, commercial space development & enhancement, government regulation, marketable space real estate, both the Antarctica & Arctic models,  & the Law of the Sea Treaty.  Issues about launch country liability/responsibility were discussed & several listeners commented to Rand on his ideas, both for & con.  I also strongly recommend you read his paper per the URL above as he does a good job of laying out his idea and why he believes it to be both viable and important.

In the last segment, we switched topics to his newest project dealing with risk aversion.  He said the working title of his new project would be “We Are Not Killing Enough People.”  When I questioned him about the wisdom of such an inflammatory title, he said it was meant to get attention.  Listen to the discussion and see what you think.  Rand & listeners cited many examples of what is believed to be excessive regulation that either already does or has the potential to limit our choices as to what we can and cannot do.  I also cited examples from my own life about choosing risky things to do without having to be concerned about government regulations at the time.  But Rand kept the topic focused on space as much as possible & put forth a strong case for individual choice as long as it does not impact third parties & he made a strong connection with choice to economic growth, development, & resource expansion/utilization.  He also talked about the need to be free to fail and that frontiers have never been settled throughout history without the loss of life.  Near the end of the program, one listener said to Rand that “life without risk is a fantasy.”  Our congress was a big part of the focus of the discussion & here, Rand suggested that since most in Congress don’t care that much about space & most people don’t either, that when we write to our representatives, our letters have more impact than usual because they so seldom here from space supporters other than those in the industry lobbying for this or that policy.  Rand received lots of agreement on his risk conclusions & his idea that more people need to die to develop the frontier, but he also got strong opposition to his ideas.  Bill was one who opposed Rand’s ideas from a marketing & adverse publicity perspective.  Jim suggested that Rand & others needed to convince the public & Congress that space was a frontier and that it was actually worth dying for in settling/taming it.  For the most part, there was strong support for being less risk averse & for settling & economically developing the space frontier.  When Rand’s new project is published, I will be sure to call your attention to it so you can read & evaluate it for yourself.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above.  Rand can be contacted through his own blog, Transterrestrial Musings at www.transterrestrial.com.  You can also comment on his Space Show appearance on his blog in addition to our blog.