Profiles in Risk – Steve Shoap, Wildfire Prevention Inventor (SPECIAL VIDEO EPISODE)

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Steve Shoap’s twitter handle is @Fight_Bushfires. He is a retired MIT engineer who happened on a massive interest in solving a major problem; enormous wildfires destroying property and killing people. Using his engineering skills, Steve set out to find a simple solution. In this video Steve and I discuss the process and he also demos his MVP (minimum viable product). To solve big problems, do you have to have big, intricate solution? Steve Shoap shows us that this is problem we can solve with a much simpler solution.


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