Author(s): Guru Madhavan
Engineering is everywhere, but few of us understand how engineers think. From disposable nappies to the digital revolution and countless innovations in the world around us, engineering has a profound impact on our lives. The engineering mindset is much like a Swiss-army knife - multipurpose, combining structured and abstract thinking, common sense and great imagination, and cross-pollinating information from every possible sector. With the help of a cast of star engineers and fascinating, unexpected real world examples, Madhavan offers a framework for you to think like the best engineers - more creatively, systematically and strategically so that you can learn to make better decisions and create innovative solutions in a complex world.
"Smart, insightful, and fascinating. Madhavan shows how engineers turn problems into opportunities. The engineering mindset is something we should all study and embrace. It applies to every aspect of life." -- Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography "This thoroughly engaging book demonstrates that engineering thinking is truly multidisciplinary, multinational, and multicultural. Through its diverse cast of engineers and wide-ranging examples of their achievements, Think Like An Engineer leaves little doubt that our world is a better place because of the engineers who inhabit it." -- Henry Petroski, Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University; author of To Engineer Is Human and The Essential Engineer
Guruprasad Madhavan is a senior program officer at the National Academies, Washington, DC. He has a doctorate in biomedical engineering. He was named as one of the 'New Faces of Engineering' by USA Today and as a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. He lives in Washington D.C.