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How is your ambiguity tolerance? Invitation to join our research

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center | October 7, 2013

I’ve just returned from Madrid, teaching in the final week of our inaugural Global Engineering Leadership Program.  This program extends the content I designed for the Silicon Valley Professional Program, with an Asian and European perspective on technology firm leadership. While the program covers a variety of new and interesting topics, including Positive Psychology, What … Continue reading »

Storytelling for engineers and other folk

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center | August 27, 2013

As engineers and engineering leaders, we often forget the important role of “storytelling” in our work.  Usually, this takes the form of a myopic focus on our technology capabilities or markets served.  What we forget is that it won’t matter unless the concept is meaningful to people.  And stories are the medium that humans understand … Continue reading »

Playing it safe will get you nowhere

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | May 15, 2013

Here is the text of the speech I delivered May 10 at the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering: I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation. This school has a distinguished roster of graduates… Earl Bakken, the founder of Medtronic, was an Electrical Engineering grad, and Bob … Continue reading »

International Day of the Girl: Why science and math programs matter

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute | October 9, 2012

Late last year, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 the International Day of the Girl. Celebrated for the first time this month, the occasion aims to highlight the challenges girls face around the world to gain access to education and other basic rights, and empower them to advocate on their own behalf. Despite recent publications … Continue reading »