Responsible Engineering in the Modern Age

Title: Responsible Engineering in the Modern Age
Date: 2009-10-14
Speaker: Greg Papadopoulos (Sun)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
 
Last century was the century of the scientist. This century is the century of the engineer.
An engineer’s central activity is optimization under constraint.
Engineering is a constructive art.
Design for disassembly.
Convert products into services.
Conventional wisdom isn’t.
If everybody believes in something then you’re probably too late to it.
If everybody believes it is true the value has (already) been extracted from it.
You want to make failure really cheap and allow people to do it.
Technology transfer is a contact sport.
Leave the lab with your idea and go into the product room.
It is all about the right people.
Good artists copy. Great artists steal.