Applied Minds: How Engineers Think

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Engineering comes in many forms. Dubai s Burj Khalifa the world s tallest building looks nothing like Microsoft s Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn t work like a city-wide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats have much in common. Applied Minds explores the unique visions and mental tools of engineers and reveals the enormous and often understated influence they wield in transforming problems into opportunities. Guru Madhavan shows how the concepts of prototyping, reliability, standards, optimization, and feedback are put to use in fields as diverse as transportation, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. The resulting account pairs the innovators of modern history Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, Steve Jobs with everything from ATMs and the ZIP code system to the disposable diaper. Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds peeks into the inner workings of complex systems and celebrates the men and women who shape our world.."

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Madhavan s work will help readers move from the common understanding of engineering as a set of technical skills for building objects to the realization that engineering is a way of looking at and solving problems, and is not limited to situations involving science and math. "

Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving, yet are strangely invisible, notes biomedical engineer Guru Madhavan. In this riveting study of how they think, he puts behind-the-scenes geniuses such as Margaret Hutchinson, who designed the first penicillin-production plant, centre stage.

Engaging [and] insightful.--Sybil Derrible"

The heroes of Guru Madhavan s compact book about the logical habits of engineers are not the usual suspects of the iPhone era. With barely a mention of Wozniak or Jobs, the author takes us back to an earlier time so that we can witness the solving of problems that have long since gone away.--Jon Gertner"

Guru Madhavan not only dispels any hint of darkness concerning how engineers think, his delightful book explains how the designed world of machines and systems interacts with the social world in which we use the tools that engineers give us.--Alvin Roth, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Who Gets What and Why"

The engineering mind-set is a transformational mind-set. In deftly revealing some of its organizing principles, this book reminds us that behind today s global challenges are solutions and opportunities waiting to be realized.--Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman, World Economic Forum"

In this smart, insightful, and fascinating book, Madhavan shows how engineers turn problems into opportunities. The engineering mind-set is something we should all study and embrace. It applies to every aspect of life.--Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators and Steve Jobs

A real pleasure to read, and lots to learn.--Tim Harford, The Financial Times's Undercover Economist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's More or Less

Engaging...[and] insightful.--Sybil Derrible

The heroes of Guru Madhavan's compact book about the logical habits of engineers are not the usual suspects of the iPhone era. With barely a mention of Wozniak or Jobs, the author takes us back to an earlier time so that we can witness the solving of problems that have long since gone away.--Jon Gertner

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