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Cold Star Project

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The Cold Star Project digs into the challenges of scaling fast that tech and Space manufacturing founders encounter. Money does not solve all problems--so what now? Listen in to discover what scaling problems you'll be running into soon, and get a serious advantage in starting to solve them before t… read more


Ron Martinelli - Forensic Criminology & Critical Investigations - Cold Star Project S02E02

Why a forensic criminologist / incident investigator on a Space podcast? Dr. Ron Martinelli has much to share with us about how to analyze documentation properly, derive lessons from it, and become a truly learning organization.  

Dr. Ron Martinelli is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist who is the only police expert in the country who is also a Certified Medical Investigator at the physician’s level.  

Dr. Ron directs the nation’s only multidisciplinary Forensic Death Investigations & Independent Review Team and specializes in forensic investigations including officer-involved and civilian self-defense shooting death cases.  

Everything he has to share is directly applicable to improving smallsat mission success rates.  

In this episode of the Cold Star Project we're digging into:  

  • ways in which evidence can be misleading  
  • the effectiveness or lack thereof of bodycams (and all cameras)
  • how movies & TV portray psychological profilers versus real life
  • the way "the story can change over time" and lessons invalidated that you thought you had learned--and indoctrinated the entire culture about in the meantime, getting it all wrong
  • the importance of processes & systems to collect critical data.  

Find out more about Dr. Ron Martinelli at 

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