11 January 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif.–When Michael Worry brought his new-born daughter home, the first place he took her, even before he entered the house was his workshop.
He put her hand on a drill and said the word “drill” to her.
“Society gets what it celebrates,” says the CEO of Nuvation, based here. “If we’re just as excited and passionate about building things (as we are about celebrating athletes), that’s what we’ll get.”
More recently, as his kids were a little older, he got them involved in Nuvation’s famed Discofish Burning Man vehicle.
The idea was to show them that you could take something and make something else, something cool or different out of it.
“You show them the world doesn’t show up in a shrink-wrapped package,” Worry says. “You show them the world shows up as something you build and create and whatever you dream, you can build.”
Worry’s world view is infectious if you think the future is a larger emphasis on engineering and creating: