Tuesday, August 13, 2013
4:40 pm

CMA presents "The MacGyver Effect: How a 1980s TV Show Became a Global Meme for Managing the 21st Century"


A Leadership Forum




The MacGyver Effect: How a 1980s TV Show Became a Global Meme for Managing the 21st Century




Lee Zlotoff

Writer, Producer, and Director


Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Time: 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Flight Projects Center Auditorium (Building 321), JPL


In JPL's innovation-driven environment, solutions are sometimes improvised, even jury-rigged. When was the last time you had to "MacGyver" your way over a technical hurdle to meet a deadline? Was that a positive experience? Or was it pure agony?


Join us as Lee Zlotoff discusses the "MacGyver Method," a simple, effective technique for solving virtually any problem, be it creative, design, scientific, or personal in nature. This approach to problem solving is currently undergoing controlled studies at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology. The subject of an upcoming book by Mr. Zlotoff, the MacGyver Method may be applied to both institutional and global challenges.


Mr. Zlotoff is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. He created the iconic TV series MacGyver, which aired 1985–1992.


This event is free. All members of the Campus and JPL communities and retirees are welcome. Because of security requirements, Campus personnel and retirees without JPL badges must have a JPL employee or resident affiliate submit a visitor request and be their escort. The same requirements apply to retirees with expired badges or who have badges that don't say "JPL Retiree Access."


For more information about this event, please send e-mail to cma.announce@jpl.nasa.gov; or contact Dan Goods, Daniel.E.Goods@jpl.nasa.gov, who can also assist with Visitor Control.


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Contact Daniel Goods Daniel.E.Goods@jpl.nasa.gov
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