Think Like an Engineer

Think Like an Engineer

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At last engineering is getting its due; engineers are finally cool. But few of us understand the engineering mindset. Ita€™s the mindset that came up with flatpack furniture, disposable nappies, and the postal code; that solved Stockholma€™s traffic and the problem of bank closing times (the hole-in-the-wall); and whose seemingly simple ideas have saved countless lives, with innovations such as painting a line behind traffic lanes and combining GPS with 999. Ita€™s a mindset much like a Swiss-army knife a€“ multipurpose, combining structured and abstract thinking, common sense and great imagination, and cross-pollinating information from every possible sector. With the help of a cast of star engineers and fascinating, unexpected real world examples, Madhavan offers a framework for thinking creatively, systematically and strategically so that we can all learn to make better decisions in a complex world.Job, Behind the Wheel, a€œToyota Avalon, a€ April 13, 2000) contains the phrase a€œ stonepecking noise. ... and Margareta LA¼tzhApfta#39;s 2011 paper a€œEthnography Reengineered: The Two Tribes Problema€ (Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 12, anbsp;...

Title:Think Like an Engineer
Author:Guruprasad Madhavan
Publisher:Oneworld Publications - 2015-08-20


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