Tuesday, 2 May 2017

An Engineer's Guide to Enterprise

Robin Hartley, SELA Cohort 2014 

When I first came to Sheffield, I thought that engineering and enterprise were two very separate things – engineering is massive projects like the Channel Tunnel whereas enterprise is about Dragon’s Den pitches and investment, right?

Well, maybe not.

As a former SELA member and engineer with some experience in startups, I’d like to make the case that an understanding of business and enterprise is a highly valuable asset for engineers which may put you ahead of the competition.

So without further ado, here are three key lessons that I think engineers can learn from the startup world.