October 16, 2013 | Mark Paradies

Rickover Pointed Out the Need For Higher Standards in the 1960s – Did We Hear His Message?

His article in Metals Engineering Quarterly starts with …

“Progress — like freedom — is desired by nearly all men, but not all understand that both come at a cost. Whenever society advances — be it in culture and education or science and technology — there is a rise in the requirements man must meet to function successfully. The price of progress is acceptance of these more exacting standards of performance and relinquishment of familiar habits and conventions rendered obsolete because they no longer meet the new standards.”

Read and consider the entire article here …

"The Never-Ending Challenge" by H. G. Rickover from Kurt D. Hamman
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