Kai measuring the proportional sharing of a cinnamon roll at SAM, Biosphere 2 Kai cutting a cinnamon roll at SAM, Biosphere 2

Project management is a complex endeavor. Finding the right balance of give and take, guidance and learning is imperative for the long-term health and success of a team as diligently involved as that which is constructing SAM.

When Luna ventured to the cafe in Oracle before departing for an early weekend, John, Bindhu, and Kai found themselves in the challenging situation of having an extra pastry. This is one of those moments in which a team could be catapulted into the kind of grievance and mistrust from which it may never recover, or move through the situation with grace, stronger than ever.

We approached this with the same engineering precision applied to the fabrication of SAM, and the outcome was completely satisfactory.