"If you do one thing… do this" Hello everyone! You've been hearing me say for some time that for the typical engineer, management is a new career. You've heard me say that the soft skills, the interpersonal people skills make all the difference in your success, long-term. Well, last Wednesday I moderated a panel discussion at the monthly evening dinner meeting of the San Francisco chapter of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and … [Read more...] about #70 AIAA-SF Panel Tells It Like It Is!
Archives for August 2008
But what exactly will you learn? Hello everyone! For those of you who do not read my blogs regularly, this blog is a follow-on to last week's blog. So if you haven't read last week's blog you might want to read last week's and this week's. That said, here goes. Last week I wrote about how we humans are very efficient learning machines. And I said that much of what we do in our adult life is a function of what we learned when we were … [Read more...] about #69 Brave New World-Revisited!
But what exactly have you learned? Hello everyone! This weekend gave me pause. I once again realized how unique we human beings really are. We are just incredible learning machines. We absorb and learn like sponges. We live in this ocean of information, of patterns, of data, or chaos, and we absorb and work very diligently to deduce and hallucinate patterns. We find patterns everywhere. And rest assured, learning requires patterns. No … [Read more...] about #68 You Are Efficient Learning Machines!