The Entrepreneurial Engineer: Personal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Skills for Engineers in a World of Opportunity

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"Informative, provocative, and practical...developing the skillsoutlined in The Entrepreneurial Engineer is a necessity for aproductive engineering career."
—Raymond L. Price, William H. Severns Professor of HumanBehavior Director, Illinois Leadership(r) Center, University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign

"I believe that The Entrepreneurial Engineer has the potentialto change the landscape of what engineers learn and do."
—John R. Koza, former CEO and chairman, Scientific Games Inc.and Consulting Professor, Stanford University

"Dr. Goldberg provides the road map for engineers of the futureto stay at the front of the wave by learning to think more likeentrepreneurs. . . Consider this book your survival handbook forthe rest of your life."
—From the Foreword by Tim Schigel, Director Blue Chip VentureCompany

Entrepreneurial times call for The EntrepreneurialEngineer

In an age when technology and business are merging as neverbefore, today's engineers need skills matched with the times.Today, career success as an engineer is determined as much by anability to communicate with coworkers, sell ideas, and manage timeas by talent at manipulating a Laplace transform, coding a Java(r)object, or analyzing a statically indeterminate structure.

This book covers those nontechnical skills needed by today'sentrepreneurial engineers who mix strong technical know-how,business and organizational prowess, and an alert eye foropportunity. Author David Goldberg unlocks the keys to ten corecompetencies at the heart of what entrepreneurial engineers need tomaster to be effective in a fast-moving world of deals, teams,startups, and innovating corporations. You'll discover how to:

  • Feel the essence-and the joys-of engineering
  • Examine personal motivation and set goals
  • Master time management and organization
  • Write fast and well under pressure
  • Prepare and deliver effective presentations
  • Understand and practice good human relations
  • Act ethically in matters large, small, and engineering
  • Assess technology opportunities
  • Understand teams, leadership, culture, and the organization oforganizations
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About the author

DAVID E. GOLDBERG is Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as the Director of the Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory. He received his BSE, MSE, and PhD, all in civil engineering, from the University of Michigan. From 1976 to 1980 he held a number of positions at Stoner Associates of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, including project engineer and marketing manager.?In 2004, Dr. Goldberg cofounded Nextumi, Inc. (www.nextumi.com), a Web-infrastructure firm, and now serves as Nextumi's Chief Scientist.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Aug 25, 2006
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9780470038956
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Chemistry / General
Technology & Engineering / Engineering (General)
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