WATCH LIVE Colloquium presentation by Dr.David Livingston on Monday, Feb. 2nd at 4 p.m. Central
Dr. Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show. The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce and space tourism, as well as other related subjects of interest to us all. Visit http://thespaceshow.com/ for more details.
Dr. Livingston's presentation on Monday, Feb. 2nd at 4 p.m. in Ryan Hall Room 111:
Due Diligence vs. "Wishin & Hopin": The True Believer Space Industry
Developing space resources or a space business venture requires capital. Lots of it. Especially early on in the life cycle of a new business. While there are some differences in a space business as compared to a terrestrial business, there are many more similarities than one might believe. In fact, business rules are pretty much business rules be it a space business of some type or a terrestrial business in an established industry. While business planning and due diligence are common, even routine in evaluating and managing terrestrial businesses, this is not so in some areas of space, particularly with the NewSpace industry. What makes NewSpace different? Why is it so hard to do real due diligence
regarding all aspects of the business, not just for management or potential markets, but also technical and engineering due diligence regarding the end product of the company in question. Why does the wish list mentality prevail and why are those applying real standards to claims, rhetoric, and Power Points often attacked and accused of â€œnot being with the program?'
These and other issues such as assumptions making and commonly used foolish terminology and rhetoric will be discussed in this presentation.
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This semester's colloquium presentations can also be accessed at the Space.Edu Colloquium website following the live presentation at http://www.space.edu/Academic%20Programs/colloquium.aspx