It was so wonderful listening to the cheers of the SpaceX staff as you watch one of the largest rockets ever created by Mankind leave the platform racing up to the sky. Watching the those massive rockets lad simultaneously felt unreal, I had to rewatch it a few times to make sure this was not CGI.
While the technological feat was a marvel to see, the Human aspect of this launch was what stood out to me. I think only someone who has had hands on experience creating something will understand what it feels like to see your work rewarded that way.
What you are listening to is not the sound of hype, its not fluff or superficial cheering, its pride, relief and a deep sense of collective accomplishment.
Some Lessons learned from how SpaceX managed this launch:
- Failure is not just part of success, but an essential path to success,
- Tempering expectations is a good thing,
- Full transparency is always rewarded in the long run,
- Its impossible to disguise the genuinity of a truly engaged team,