In the ‘50s Lockheed formed a group nicknamed The Skunk Works. To foster creativity they limited team size, discouraged paperwork, took few projects, and continually worked towards a higher purpose. They were pushed to do something great, something big.
Skunk Works created projects like the Blackbird. It was hard to fly, leaked gas on the runway, and could nearly shake pilots unconscious at low speeds. But once you got one humming, it could zing your butt to mach 3 up near the cold black edge of space.
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