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Re: Gwynne Shotwell: 2017 Satellite Executive of the Year
« Reply #20 on: 03/17/2018 03:00 am »
Tom is awesome, but once raptor is done he’s no longer essential for BFR. I do, however, expect SpaceX to find more work for Tom, like working on a variable mix hydrolox engine or even a nuclear thermal rocket engine. But in the meantime they’ll probably want to keep pushing the chamber pressure of Raptor higher and higher.

Still, I think Gwynne and Elon are more fundamentally important for the future of SpaceX.

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Gwynne's the only one out of the trio that expressed an interest in interstellar travel as far as I know, which is amusing given her clear level headedness when running the business.
Maybe you're just underestimating interstellar travel. :)
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #21 on: 05/03/2018 06:52 am »
Broadening this thread, as:

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This year’s Goddard Astronautics Award has been presented to Gwynne E. Shotwell @SpaceX for her leadership and vision in the field of space exploration and contributions to aerospace technology.

https://twitter.com/aiaa/status/991849851762696192

Congratulations Gwynne (again :) ) !
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #22 on: 05/21/2018 11:48 am »
Seems the boss is happy with Gwynne too :)

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Gwynne’s awesome. Been SpaceX prez for 10 years. Super love working with her.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/998460891355004928

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #23 on: 07/27/2018 04:40 am »
Great article on Gwynne and all she does. Lots of good background on why she deserves her awards, including stories I hadn’t heard before (such as briefing Iridium investors which helped close the Iridium launch deal).

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SpaceX’s Secret Weapon Is Gwynne Shotwell

She launches spaceships, sells rockets, and deals with Elon Musk.
By Max Chafkin  and Dana Hull

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-26/she-launches-spaceships-sells-rockets-and-deals-with-elon-musk

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #24 on: 07/27/2018 04:57 pm »
Great article on Gwynne and all she does. Lots of good background on why she deserves her awards, including stories I hadn’t heard before (such as briefing Iridium investors which helped close the Iridium launch deal).

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SpaceX’s Secret Weapon Is Gwynne Shotwell

She launches spaceships, sells rockets, and deals with Elon Musk.
By Max Chafkin  and Dana Hull

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-26/she-launches-spaceships-sells-rockets-and-deals-with-elon-musk

Really admire Gwynne and she fully deserves all the credit and awards that she gets. However, I couldn't help but feel that particular article was yet another hit piece (albeit more subtle than most others) against Elon. The bandwagon is getting pretty full as the journalists go into pack hunting mentality.
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #25 on: 07/27/2018 05:38 pm »
Great article on Gwynne and all she does. Lots of good background on why she deserves her awards, including stories I hadn’t heard before (such as briefing Iridium investors which helped close the Iridium launch deal).

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SpaceX’s Secret Weapon Is Gwynne Shotwell

She launches spaceships, sells rockets, and deals with Elon Musk.
By Max Chafkin  and Dana Hull

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-26/she-launches-spaceships-sells-rockets-and-deals-with-elon-musk

I read that story yesterday.  It seems well written.

She really has done a great job with one of the toughest start ups in the hardest industry.  I was shocked at the time that NASA gave them such a large COTS contract when they were so unproven.  But she sold it and here we are today.

Being able to work for Elon for that length of time maybe the biggest accomplishment.
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #26 on: 07/27/2018 08:00 pm »
Really admire Gwynne and she fully deserves all the credit and awards that she gets. However, I couldn't help but feel that particular article was yet another hit piece (albeit more subtle than most others) against Elon. The bandwagon is getting pretty full as the journalists go into pack hunting mentality.

I said the same thing on the General Falcon and Dragon discussion (Thread 14) thread, post 1038!

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« Last Edit: 07/28/2018 02:52 pm by gongora »
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #28 on: 07/28/2018 03:15 pm »
Great article on Gwynne and all she does. Lots of good background on why she deserves her awards, including stories I hadn’t heard before (such as briefing Iridium investors which helped close the Iridium launch deal).

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SpaceX’s Secret Weapon Is Gwynne Shotwell

She launches spaceships, sells rockets, and deals with Elon Musk.
By Max Chafkin  and Dana Hull

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-26/she-launches-spaceships-sells-rockets-and-deals-with-elon-musk

Really admire Gwynne and she fully deserves all the credit and awards that she gets. However, I couldn't help but feel that particular article was yet another hit piece (albeit more subtle than most others) against Elon. The bandwagon is getting pretty full as the journalists go into pack hunting mentality.

Luckily, they move on after a while.

But yes.  I've met some high-flying CEO types, and I've had some correspondence with Musk.  If I were Shotwell, I'd much rather have worked with Musk than with your run-of-the-mill corporate persona.
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #30 on: 07/29/2018 02:44 am »
Tim FernHolz in his book Rocket Billionaires directly quotes a CEO at one of SpaceX's statelite payload customers (he doesn't say who) as saying that he (the CEO) saw
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Elon as the risk and Gwynne as the reliability

I'd take that as Elon providing the entrepreneurial drive and risk taking that goes with that and Gwynne as the operational delivery nous.

It may that it's a complementary set of attributes in the same way to the Beatles that George Martin put so well when asked about about Lennon and McCartney's contributions to the Beatles
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4711552/Must-it-be-Lennon-or-McCartney.html
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Martin has said that it is impossible to rank Lennon and McCartney's respective contributions to the Beatles. "It's like asking what's the most important constituent in a sauce vinaigrette, the oil or the vinegar?"
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #31 on: 07/29/2018 05:07 am »
Tim FernHolz in his book Rocket Billionaires directly quotes a CEO at one of SpaceX's statelite payload customers (he doesn't say who) as saying that he (the CEO) saw
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Elon as the risk and Gwynne as the reliability

I'd take that as Elon providing the entrepreneurial drive and risk taking that goes with that and Gwynne as the operational delivery nous.

It may that it's a complementary set of attributes in the same way to the Beatles that George Martin put so well when asked about about Lennon and McCartney's contributions to the Beatles
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4711552/Must-it-be-Lennon-or-McCartney.html
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Martin has said that it is impossible to rank Lennon and McCartney's respective contributions to the Beatles. "It's like asking what's the most important constituent in a sauce vinaigrette, the oil or the vinegar?"
That dynamic exists in most trailblazing companies, you need "one of each".

The special thing about SpaceX is that the startup dynamics are preserved even as the company is now large(ish) and is dominating a market with a real product.  Usually, at that point, companies lose their drive/edge.

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #32 on: 07/31/2018 08:47 am »
Tim FernHolz in his book Rocket Billionaires directly quotes a CEO at one of SpaceX's statelite payload customers (he doesn't say who) as saying that he (the CEO) saw
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Elon as the risk and Gwynne as the reliability

I'd take that as Elon providing the entrepreneurial drive and risk taking that goes with that and Gwynne as the operational delivery nous.

It may that it's a complementary set of attributes in the same way to the Beatles that George Martin put so well when asked about about Lennon and McCartney's contributions to the Beatles
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4711552/Must-it-be-Lennon-or-McCartney.html
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Martin has said that it is impossible to rank Lennon and McCartney's respective contributions to the Beatles. "It's like asking what's the most important constituent in a sauce vinaigrette, the oil or the vinegar?"
That dynamic exists in most trailblazing companies, you need "one of each".

The special thing about SpaceX is that the startup dynamics are preserved even as the company is now large(ish) and is dominating a market with a real product.  Usually, at that point, companies lose their drive/edge.

Elon pretty much owning the company is probably a decently effective barrier to that particular issue.  IMO, the more interesting hypothetical would be what would happen if Gwynne wasn't running SpaceX any more?  Could they find someone else who would be as effective as she's been both with finding/handling customers and in managing the relationship with Elon?  She's really been fantastic.  Nice to see her getting so much recognition this year.
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #35 on: 05/09/2019 05:17 pm »
I just love that she is so often seen laughing and smiling. I'm sure she is all "down to business" when it counts, but this is someone I think I would love to work for.

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #36 on: 05/10/2019 02:37 am »
I just love that she is so often seen laughing and smiling. I'm sure she is all "down to business" when it counts, but this is someone I think I would love to work for.
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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #37 on: 09/24/2019 03:08 pm »
Gwynne has been chosen by Marie Claire for a list of:

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25 Women Changing the Future
Celebrating 25 years of revolutionary women.
by The Editors
Sep 24, 2019

https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a28967312/women-changing-future/

I particularly liked these answers:

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Words to live by:
“Life is way too short to drink crappy wine.”

Legacy you hope to leave:
“My two wonderful children are legacy enough. Except maybe helping humanity manage risk by enabling people to live on other planets. Just those two things.”

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #38 on: 12/15/2019 06:58 pm »
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SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell Makes It To Forbes 2019's list of '100 Most Powerful Women'

December 15, 2019            • Evelyn J. Arevalo

Gwynne Shotwell is an admirable woman, she is an Engineer, President and Chief operating officer of SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk. She may well be, one of the best stories of success for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields over the last decade. These fields have a long history of lack of diversity and inclusion, even to this day. Determined against all odds she gained the opportunity to lead in the most innovative industry that will forever change humanity's future.

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/spacex-president-gwynne-shotwell-makes-it-to-forbes-2019s-list-of-100-most-powerful-women

Gwynne is number 55

https://www.forbes.com/power-women/list/2/

https://www.forbes.com/profile/gwynne-shotwell/?list=power-women#3a342512b960

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Re: Gwynne Shotwell receives multiple industry awards
« Reply #39 on: 09/23/2020 08:12 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1308852077930713088

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SpaceX President & COO Gwynne Shotwell named to @TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2020," with her bio written by NASA astronaut Kathryn Sullivan:
https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2020/5888439/gwynne-shotwell/

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