Neal ‘Rudy’ Rickner is the head of strategy and operation at Mikani, one of the GOOG/Alphabet X companies that is trying to make high-altitude power generation kites. He is also, and depending on the time of day, more importantly a father, husband, and Marine fighter pilot. His take on how to balance everything, and grow despite feeling like a failure (which he most certainly is not), is instructive.
- Makani: https://x.company/makani
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance: https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0062300547
- Tribe by Sebastian Junger: https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Homecoming-Belonging-Sebastian-Junger/dp/1455566381
- Follow him @rudyrickner
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