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Written by Ben Kinnaman, CEO

Unfiltered #11 – Back to the office

  • Posted on: 30 Apr 2021

(A note to Greensea staff) All hands… I am proud that Greensea chose a safe and responsible path through the pandemic. We locked the doors and sent people home, bringing only those back to the office as their tasking required. We could have followed the path of many companies around us and claimed we were […]

Unfiltered #10 – A Story about Product Development

  • Posted on: 02 Apr 2021

I’m going to tell an honest story about product development and share some lessons learned. This is an age-old story of trying hard to hit the end-users’ expectations, missing, rattling around a bit, and finally succeeding. It is also a story as timeless as the “relationship” between engineers and operators. Why on Earth, you may […]

Unfiltered #9 – No, it is actually about the destination

  • Posted on: 10 Feb 2021

There are numerous quotes about prioritizing the journey over the destination.  They go something like this (to cite a couple): “Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” -Greg Anderson “Success is a journey, not a destination.  The doing is often more important than […]

Unfiltered #8 – The Irrationality of Entrepreneurship

  • Posted on: 14 Jan 2021

I have done some stupid shit in my life.  There have been many questionable decisions.  But, there have also been just some flat out stupid choices.  For instance, and just to set the bar here….  In my early twenties, I lived on a boat in Stock Island, FL near Key West.  Now, this was the […]

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Unfiltered #7 – Dearest CEO…

  • Posted on: 08 Jan 2021

An open letter to CEOs of technology companies in the subsea robotics industry. Dear CEO. Our collaborators and customers are designing huge new systems based on your products and technologies.  These systems provide capabilities far beyond what any one component can provide and vastly exceed the vision of any one vendor or manufacturer.  The future […]

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Unfiltered #6 – Open Up and Say… Ahh!

  • Posted on: 16 Dec 2020

Open Up and Say… Ahh!  An awesomely appropriate title for a blog on open architecture.  Also, the name of an album from an awesomely awesome glam band from the 80s that spawned four collections of ear-worms that still haunt the subconscious internal jukeboxes of those of us fortunate enough to be kids in 1988.  This […]

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Unfiltered #5 – The Myth of Solo Success

  • Posted on: 02 Dec 2020

Last week was Thanksgiving in the US.  This is a time to reflect and to give thanks for what we have.  Traditionally, it has also been a time to travel, see family and friends, relax, and eat – a lot.  This year, some of those traditions were paused to limit travel and communion out of […]

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Unfiltered #4 – All My Ex’s

  • Posted on: 25 Nov 2020

I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world.  We have been married for 17 years and have been in a committed relationship for more than 22 years.  I’ll be with this woman until the day I die. But, there have been others.  Some have been one-time affairs, contractual really, just there to […]

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Unfiltered #3 – Pronounced: Comma-la

  • Posted on: 16 Nov 2020

This is not a post about politics, political views, or opinions.  Relax. In the United States, our political situation is a complete shitshow.  That is a fact, not an opinion.  No sane person will dispute that, no matter the side of the aisle they stand on.  Whether your team is right or my team is […]

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Unfiltered #2 – Sustainment

  • Posted on: 09 Nov 2020

A good friend of mine has developed a pretty remarkable and novel app for children and adults needing help learning to communicate and speak.  She created this app after 20 years as a speech-language pathologist in private practice.  Based on the success of the app within her own practice and moderate use in school systems […]

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Unfiltered #1 – I have to start here.

  • Posted on: 30 Oct 2020

I have wanted to start a blog for several years but it is a hard thing to do.  I think starting a blog is like getting a first tattoo.  The first one is sort of embarrassing.  It’s like: “When did you become a blogger?”, “When did you start getting tattoos?”  It feels like a personality […]

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