March 2011

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New Faces!

New Faces!

We are always on the lookout for new writers at Engineer Blogs. And we’ve been finding more and more, which we couldn’t be happier about! First off, one of our guest bloggers, Paul Clarke, is now officially a full time writer! He’s posted 6 times now and has been doing a great job. We’re happy to have him on staff. We also had two guest bloggers we didn’t formally introduce before this. Miss Outlier writes about six sigma topics relating to mechanical engineering. Peter Francis is one of Paul’s co-workers and another great mechanical engineer blogger. They both have already been writing, so check out some of their past posts to see the great work they have already done. And finally, our newest guest blogger is another “sprocket”, what we call Mechanical Engineers around here, thanks to FrauTech (EEs are “sparkies). GEARS is an engineering professor who just accepted a […]

When Big Companies Should Act Like Small Companies

When Big Companies Should Act Like Small Companies

Yeah, I’m one of those guys. I’m the guy that reads a book and can’t stop thinking about it. OK and sometimes I can’t stop talking about it either. Yeah, I’m that guy. Here’s the book: Yeah, that’s a book from 1991. But still relevant, even with the hard drive company examples! So why have I been thinking about this? I’ve been thinking about what I’ve been doing at work lately. I still like it. I still enjoy the industry I’m in and–most importantly–the people I’m working with. And I’m still learning, so that’s another plus. But I’ve been thinking about my specific job function. I’m an analog electrical engineer most of the time. I dabble with the digital here and there (though today I realized how little coding I’ve done lately).  I do a few other small functions too (such as recruiting and long term investigations of technology). But […]