skunkworks


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skunkworks

A project undertaken by a highly motivated group of people who are given autonomy to work without the normal company restrictions. Typically referring to projects for software or electronics that are sometimes developed in secrecy, the term was derived from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Program "Skunk Works" and popularized by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin in their 1984 book "A Passion for Excellence."
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Originally created in the aerospace and defense sector, skunkworks projects are becoming more prominent for companies that are looking for ways to accelerate innovation.
Jimmy Guichard, 20 - above left - had a heart attack and suffered severe brain damage hours after taking a herbal sub-stance from UK Skunkworks in Chatham, Kent.
The company UK Skunkworks, claims they are "legitimate" but if that is the case why do their products all say, 'Not for Human Consumption'?
Here's one definition of skunkworks, a mixture of several to be found on the web: "A skunkworks is a group of people who, in order to achieve unusual results, work on a project in a way that is outside the usual rules, who research and develop a project for the sake of innovation.
SHOP worker David Harris has been fired by legal high chain UK Skunkworks in Orpington, Kent, after breaking the law and advising a Sunday People investigator how to take Poke - similar to cocaine.
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works unit was given a high degree of autonomy and charged with developing advanced aircraft designs for the military; today's skunkworks are generally separate units where engineers and scientists are more or less turned loose to explore radical ideas that could lead to breakthrough innovation.
The winning site in the "Best Design & Graphics" category, DataWorks, was a skunkworks project that didn't use outside design talent and ignored formal usability research; other sites--like Intel's and Cisco's--incorporated strict corporate design standards and workflow processes into their project plans from the very beginning.
Bruce will launch Skunkworks in the summer to fly rockers around the country.
He was personally chosen by Kelly Johnson of the famous Lockheed Skunkworks to serve as the Project Test Pilot for the famous SR-71 Blackbird making the aircraft's first flight on December 22, 1964.
But when the Sunday People visited a branch of UK Skunkworks, a worker sold us a PS25 packet of Poke, which is similar to cocaine - and gave us pointers on how to take it.
Novita / Skunkworks (Perth, WA) - supplier of wall brackets and arms for LCD screens, projectors and computer screens.
Confirmed speakers for the event include Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and Founder, DIY Drones ; Andy Christensen, VP of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices at 3DSystems C Medical Modeling ; Ali Javidan, Head of Google ATAP's Skunkworks Team ; Andy Lauta, Business Lead, 3D Printing at Adobe ; Keith Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Organovo, Inc .