Jake’s Blog

BEING A TEXAN

September 1, 2019

I recently attended a retirement celebration for my good friend Dominic Dottavio and his very supportive wife Lisette. For the past 11 years, he has been the President of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. I met the Dottavios when they first arrived at Tarleton through a mutual friend, John Adams, the inventor of  the […]


MY ROSS PEROT INFLUENCE

August 1, 2019

The recent passing of Ross Perot caused me to reflect how this great American, who lived in Dallas, influenced me early in my career.  In the early 1980’s I read about this man, whose company, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) was doing fantastic. I was attempting to “peel back the onion” to understand how a man […]


GOD-COUNTRY-FAMILY!

July 1, 2019

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to really think about why the Fourth of July is such a special holiday and to reflect on my own publicly professed life purposes.


WHAT’S YOUR “WHY?”

June 1, 2019

One of the things that we try to do at the KING AEROSPACE companies is to help our employees think about their “why?” in life.  Why were we put on the face of the earth? Why do we exist? Most people don’t think about things like this, but I believe it is important. Our goal […]


SHAPING A HAT AND A HEART

May 1, 2019

Hats in Texas often represent much more than just something to put on your head. Often hats are personal and the style can provide insight about the person wearing the hat. Hats can be symbolic. When a good friend from a family of Texas ranching legends passed away, his family placed his old worn out […]


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