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Tell us about the books you are reading!

Reading and learning are essential ingredients for personal growth and development. Some books serve as windows to new worlds, offering us insights, inspiration, and opportunities for self-reflection. By embracing reading and lifelong learning, we empower ourselves to adapt, innovate, and thrive in an ever-changing world. 

If we want to escape to another world, we may choose a fiction book. We can explore thrilling mysteries or indulge in heartwarming romances by reading fiction books. These books allow us to unwind and immerse ourselves in stories that transport us to different times, places, and realities. Whether you are getting lost in the pages of a gripping thriller, laughing out loud with a comedic novel, or shedding a tear over a poignant tale, these books provide moments of enjoyment and entertainment.    

Reading knows no bounds; from thrilling adventures to thought-provoking insights, each book we explore enriches our lives in unique ways.  

What books are you reading or have you read this month?   

  • Share a book that has inspired you as an engineer and why it is worth reading.  
  • Is there a book you suggest for our future engineers that is a must-read?
  • Is there a book full of mystery and adventure you want to share? 

Join the conversation and share your thoughts and appreciation for the books that teach us and the books that let us escape!   

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  • "Managing the Design Factory" by Reinertsen. How to apply what we already know about queues and loading in a factory, to the design process, and why loading engineers to >70% guarantees schedule slips. All engineers and engineering managers need to read this book.

    "The Black Swan" by Talib. Why rare events have such an outsized influence on everything, and why the Gaussian (bell) curve is misleading/wrong for describing certain types of things.

    "The World Is Flat" by Friedman. The impact of globalization and how to take advantage of it.

    And of course, the classic, "The Design of Everyday Things" by Norman. Perhaps the best introduction to the "why" of ergonomics and human factors and user interface, with examples of epic fails.