The Unwritten Laws Of Engineering

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The Unwritten Laws Of Engineering

Author : W.J. King
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Genre : Business & Economics
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Some years ago the author became very much impressed with the fact, which can be observed in any engineering organization, that the chief obstacles to the success of individual engineers or of the group comprising a unit were of a personal and administrative rather than a technical nature. It was apparent that both the author and his associates were getting into much more trouble by violating the unwritten laws of professional conduct than by committing technical sins against the well-documented laws of science. Since the former appeared to be indeed unwritten at that time, as regards any adequate and convenient text, the following “laws” were originally formulated and collected into a sort of scrapbook, to provide a set of “house rules,” or a professional code, for a design-engineering section of a large manufacturing organization. Although they are admittedly fragmentary and incomplete, they are offered here for whatever they may be worth to younger men just starting their careers, and to older men who know these things perfectly well but who all too often fail to apply them in practice. Just a few points should be emphasized: None of these “laws” is theoretical or imaginary, and however obvious and trite they may appear, their repeated violation is responsible for much of the frustration and embarrassment to which engineers everywhere arc liable. In fact this paper is primarily a record, derived from direct observation over a period of seventeen years, of the experience of four engineering departments, three of them newly organized and struggling to establish themselves by the trial-and-error method. It has, however, been supplemented and confirmed by the experience of others as gathered from numerous discussions, lectures, and the literature, so that it most emphatically does not reflect the unique experience or characteristics of any one organization. Furthermore, many of these rules are generalizations to which exceptions will occur in special circumstances. There is no thought of urging a slavish adherence to rules and red tape, for there is no substitute for judgment, and at times vigorous individual initiative is needed to cut through formalities in an emergency. But in many respects these laws are like the basic laws of society; they cannot be violated too often with impunity, notwithstanding striking exceptions in individual cases.
Category: Business & Economics

The Unwritten Laws Of Engineering

Author : W. J. King (professor.)
ISBN : 0791801624
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.59 MB
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This fully revised and updated edition of the 1944 classic serves as a crucial compilation of "house rules", or as a professional code. It addresses three areas: what the beginner needs to learn at once; "laws" relating chiefly to engineering executives; and purely personal considerations for engineers. Packed with contemporary examples, this new volume is a must for anyone entering the engineering field or for practicing engineers who are interested in improving their professional effectiveness.
Category: Business & Economics

The Unwritten Laws Of Business

Author : W. J. King
ISBN : 9781794783805
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every once in awhile, there is a book with a message so timeless, so universal, that it transcends generations. The Unwritten Laws of Business is such a book. Originally published over 60 years ago as The Unwritten Laws of Engineering, it has sold over 100,000 copies, despite the fact that it has never been available before to general readers. Fully revised for business readers today, here are but a few of the gems you’ll find in this little-known business classic: If you take care of your present job well, the future will take care of itself. The individual who says nothing is usually credited with having nothing to say. Whenever you are performing someone else’s function, you are probably neglecting your own. Martyrdom only rarely makes heroes, and in the business world, such heroes and martyrs often find themselves unemployed.
Category: Business & Economics

Unwritten Laws Of Ethics And Change In Engineering

Author : ASME Press
ISBN : 0791860582
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.46 MB
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This new book is based on two popular ASME online self-study courses. Part 1 covers Ethics For Engineers: Doing the Right Thing When No One is Looking, and Part 2 is on Changing Organizational Culture. It is intended for early career engineers and other practicing professionals to address non-technical topics that are often "not taught in school".
Category: Business & Economics

Rethinking Engineering Education

Author : Edward Crawley
ISBN : 9780387382906
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 35.23 MB
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This book describes an approach to engineering education that integrates a comprehensive set of personal and interpersonal skills, and process, product, and system building skills with disciplinary knowledge. The education of engineers is set in the context of engineering practice, that is, Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating (CDIO) through the entire lifecycle of engineering processes, products, and processes. The book is both a description of the development and implementation of the CDIO model, and a guide to engineering programmers worldwide who seek to improve their programs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Elements Of Mechanical Design

Author : James G. Skakoon
ISBN : 0791802671
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 24.1 MB
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From one of the authors of The Unwritten Laws of Engineering and The Unwritten Laws of Business, this concise and readable book is an excellent primer or refresher for any professional interested in the basic principles and practices of good mechanical design. In this handy and unique volume the author uses his own experience, along with input from other expert designers, to explicitly state design principles and practices. Readers will not have to discover these principles on their own and will be able to apply these fundamental concepts throughout their designs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Engineering Your Future

Author : Stuart G. Walesh
ISBN : 9781118163016
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 20.27 MB
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Round out your technical engineering abilities with the business know-how you need to succeed Technical competency, the "hard side" of engineering and other technical professions, is necessary but not sufficient for success in business. Young engineers must also develop nontechnical or "soft-side" competencies like communication, marketing, ethics, business accounting, and law and management in order to fully realize their potential in the workplace. This updated edition of Engineering Your Future is the go-to resource on the nontechnical aspects of professional practice for engineering students and young technical professionals alike. The content is explicitly linked to current efforts in the reform of engineering education including ABET's Engineering Criteria 2000, ASCE's Body of Knowledge, and those being undertaken by AAEE, AIChE and ASME. The book treats essential nontechnical topics you'll encounter in your career, like self-management, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, project and total quality management, design, construction, manufacturing, engineering economics, organizational structures, business accounting, and much more. Features new to this revised edition include: A stronger emphasis on management and leadership A focus on personal growth and developing relationships Expanded treatment of project management Coverage of how to develop a quality culture and ways to encourage creative and innovative thinking A discussion of how the results of design, the root of engineering, come to fruition in constructing and manufacturing, the fruit of engineering New information on accounting principles that can be used in your career-long financial planning An in-depth treatment of how engineering students and young practitioners can and should anticipate, participate in, and ultimately effect change If you're a student or young practitioner starting your engineering career, Engineering Your Future is essential reading.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Civilized Engineer

Author : Samuel C. Florman
ISBN : 0312025599
Genre : Science
File Size : 33.82 MB
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Discusses how science and technology have virtually become national obsessions, and covers topics as diverse as the shuttle disaster, engineering ethics, and the promise and limits of technology
Category: Science

Flying Buttresses Entropy And O Rings

Author : James L. Adams
ISBN : 0674306899
Genre : Science
File Size : 89.75 MB
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From Teflon to Velcro, from bandwidths to base pairs, the artifacts of engineering and technology reflect the broad scope--and frustrating limitations--of our imagination. Best-selling author James Adams takes readers on an enlightening tour of this exciting world, demystifying such endeavors as design, research, and manufacturing.
Category: Science

Engineering Ethics

Author : Charles Byrns Fleddermann
ISBN : UOM:39015068829608
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 65.18 MB
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Purpose of this book is to provide a text and a resource for the study of engineering ethics and to help future engineers be prepared for confronting and resolving ethical dilemmas that they might encounter during their professional careers. It is part of Prentice Hall's ESource program, a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Engineering professionalism; Ethical theories; Ethical problem solving techniques; Applications; and Codes of ethics of major engineering societies. For professionals in General Engineering or Computer Science fields.
Category: Philosophy

Engineering Digest

Author :
ISBN : UIUC:30112007807446
Genre : Engineering
File Size : 28.70 MB
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Category: Engineering

Student Engineer

Author :
ISBN : UIUC:30112027948477
Genre : College yearbooks
File Size : 38.60 MB
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Category: College yearbooks

Materials Performance

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015036233388
Genre : Corrosion and anti-corrosives
File Size : 52.82 MB
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Category: Corrosion and anti-corrosives

Mechanical Engineering

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ISBN : UCSD:31822017684689
Genre : Mechanical engineering
File Size : 20.53 MB
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Category: Mechanical engineering

Employment Guide For Engineers And Scientists

Author : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. United States Activities Board
ISBN : UOM:39076001785695
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 77.1 MB
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Consulting Engineer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012501198
Genre : Consulting engineers
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Category: Consulting engineers

Industry Engineering Education Series

Author : American Society for Engineering Education. Relations with Industry Division
ISBN : UCAL:B3530696
Genre : Business and education
File Size : 66.47 MB
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Category: Business and education