Das Mann of Steel 

How a metalworker from Burning Man became the maestro of the huge American Steel artist complex.

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"It's about giving people the chance to have ownership in what they do," he said. "I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to be a micromanager, I might as well quit while I'm behind. Because people are skilled. They're smart. They have great ideas and a lot of vision. I only know some things. It's a lot more interesting to come up with some ideas, put them in motion, and allow everyone to fill in where they fit best — to do the part that suits them and that they're happy doing. So if you think about it in that sort of conductor-symphony scenario, I don't play the violin. I mean, I could probably play it a little. I could probably play a little bit of trumpet. I could probably play a little bit of drums and some xylophone. I'm not great at any of those things. But I can be the glue."

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