“Houston, we’ve had a problem.”
Popularized by the 1995 film Apollo 13, this one line signals a dramatic turning point in the story of the 1970 mission to land three people on the surface of the moon.
It recounts the pivotal moment when carefully laid plans for a 33-hour stay on the moon are about to go awry. The very purpose of the mission — two space walks, a series of geological surveys, and the placement of scientific instruments that would send data back to Earth for long after — is in jeopardy.
It is the moment when the playbook suddenly takes a back seat to more urgent priorities.
And everything changes.
Business Organizations Law | Law
Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership
Janet Foutty, Eric L. Talley, Carey Oven, Erica Mitnick Klein, Maureen Bujno, Katherine Waldock, Molly Calkins, Lyssa Bantleon Little & Caroline Schoenecker,
The Future of Board Time and Priorities,
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