I found out the hard way that some of the things you learn in school don’t hold up in the real world.
I’ve made plenty of mistakes, and some were instructive.
Before I came to work for NASA, I worked as a contractor for the Air Force. My job was to develop and deploy a knowledge management system called “Knowledge Now.”
As project manager of the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Mission to the moon, I (re)learned the hard way that nothing comes for free.