Friday, July 10, 2015

Wright Brothers and Management

What the Wright Brothers Can Teach You About Management

by Jack Yoest

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"1902 Wright Brothers' Glider Tests - GPN-2002-000125" by Unknown - Great Images in NASA Description. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

What was the greatest challenge the Wright brothers would face? Wilbur and Orville, from Dayton, Ohio, designed ‘wing-warping’ and gave the world controlled-flight. They were perfectionists who labored as fastidious mechanics.
The Wright brothers were meticulous men who understood tight tolerances with little allowance for error. In-flight failure could be fatal.
The brothers insisted on doing the work themselves. Wilbur would even do the mundane chore of pouring oil into the engine. His nickname was “Old Oilcan.” It was not a compliment. Today, we can almost hear Wilbur saying, “If you want something done right, you must do it yourself …”
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