It is human nature to believe that we won't repeat a "mistake" made by someone else. A key lesson to me is that (as a bare minimum), every one of these lessons should be added to the readiness checklist for new projects. While I'm not in the aerospace arena, I find it is also very helpful to record the root causes of each programming error that I experience. This not only increases my awareness of the likely errors (so I avoid making them) but also gives some hints of where to look for trouble. (Years ago, I found that my software problems were most often associated with mismatched global variables.)
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.