I also think the strict “No Assholes” policy is a must. I’m not entirely joking. When we respect one another and focus as a true family of “believers,” much can be accomplished. The sheer joy on those faces as FH took off that day was almost as inspiring as the mission itself.

Also helps to have a boss who, while watching that miracle happen, gapes and says, “Holy flying f*ck! That thing just took off!” And goes running outside as gleefully as his sons to stare at the sky in disbelief.

Who wouldn’t want to work for a guy like that?

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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