Sometimes I Feel Like We’re Running a Skunk Works

I found this Wikipedia article via Jakob Lodwick who quoted some of this excerpt:

Skunk Works is a term first coined in 1943 by Lockheed…and widely used in business, engineering, and technical fields to describe a group within an organization given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy, tasked with working on advanced or secret projects.

I feel extremely lucky to work in an organization that 1. values autonomy, 2. values leadership, 3. tries their best not to get bogged down in bureaucracy and 4. trusts their employees (and volunteers!) to put their skills and effort into creating new solutions to help us move forward.

Oh, the secret projects we have up our collective sleeves…