The Entrepreneurial Engineer

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9780471771753: The Entrepreneurial Engineer

The Entrepreneurial Engineer is a concise, thoroughly readable book on an increasingly relevant topic in the world of engineering.  This unique text is written in a lively manner with a distinctive combination of skills and principles presented in a memorable manner, and includescontents on the following engaging topics:

  • The Entrepreneurial Engineer: Ready for the 21st Century
  • The Joy of Engineering
  • Money, Work, and You     
  • Getting Organized and Finding Time
  • Write For Your Life
  • Present, Don't Speak
  • The Human Side of Engineering
  • Ethics in Matters Small, Large and Engineering
  • Pervasive Teamwork
  • Organizations and Leadership
  • Assessing Technology Opportunities

 Each chapter is followed by a summary and exercise section.

The original book had a loyal following across the spectrum of schools from very small engineering programs to MIT.  The Entrepreneurial Engineer is the antidote to Cold War systems thinking and bureaucratese on the way to helping create a new generation of more entrepreneurial engineers.

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"Informative, provocative, and practical . . . developing the skills outlined in The Entrepreneurial Engineer is a necessity for a productive engineering career."
—Raymond L. Price, William H. Severns Professor of Human Behavior Director, Illinois Leadership Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"I believe that The Entrepreneurial Engineer has the potential to 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 future to stay at the front of the wave by learning to think more like entrepreneurs. . . Consider this book your survival handbook for the rest of your life."
—From the Foreword by Tim Schigel, Director Blue Chip Venture Company

Entrepreneurial times call for The Entrepreneurial Engineer

In an age when technology and business are merging as never before, today's engineers need skills matched with the times. Today, career success as an engineer is determined as much by an ability to communicate with coworkers, sell ideas, and manage time as by talent at manipulating a Laplace transform, coding a Java object, or analyzing a statically indeterminate structure.

This book covers those nontechnical skills needed by today's entrepreneurial engineers who mix strong technical know-how, business and organizational prowess, and an alert eye for opportunity. Author David Goldberg unlocks the keys to ten core competencies at the heart of what entrepreneurial engineers need to master 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 of organizations

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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