Loved this talk. Randy wove together the realworld results of these extraordinary human efforts in brainwork wih the people and the organizations and processes which enabled those results.
I've studied the Manhattan Project in exactly this sense. While larger in number of staff - Blethley had about 10,000 and the Manhattan Project about 125,000, SKunkworks many fewer) many of the habits and techniques Randy cites can be found within its walls.
I actually named my first company Skunkworks and received a letter from Lockheed's lawyers demanding that I cease and desist. I did.