The Entrepreneurial Engineer

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Jakky and Life Skills and Leadership for Engineers

Jakky quotes elaborately (here) from the 1995 text Life Skills and Leadership for Engineers that formed the basis for The Entrepreneurial Engineer. Jakky then laments along the following lines:
Though to me these statements are accurate, if nothing but truth, I find it rather disheartening to not hear of more engineers actively engaged in the creative process of idea generation and problem solving in the real world practicing constructive profession attempting to make a better world through changeā€¦
It seems to me that this is changing. The entrepreneurial revolution is placing more engineers in higher positions of decision making authority than ever before. It is also making large numbers of engineers wealthier than in times past. Nonetheless, we can--we must do a better job of educating engineers in the skill sets that will allow them to play these roles better and sooner than we are currently doing. I think classes such as TEE and my new course on Modeling for Tech Visionaries will help do just that.

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