Professions of a Silicon Valley Double-E
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
  values on which our success depends
"But those values upon which our success depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old.
Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States"
David Brin notes the curious presence of Curiosity as a core American value in his blog post today.

I think its time for Americans, and especially engineers to get re-involved with our government.
This is a perfect time. While a number of us have been laid off in recent months, and more will doubtless be affected as our companies adjust to new economic realities, The engineering approach has much to offer the challenges we face.

Have you been affected? Penelope Trunk recently posted about the benefits of working to your strengths.
"Because positive psychology coach Senia Maymin has spent hours on the phone explaining to me that if you just start living a conscious life, you can start meeting lots of disparate goals, not particularly related to the area you focus on for raising your own level of consciousness."
Don't focus on a weakness, focus on a strength. Your improvement and mastery there, will help you overcome the challenges of your weakness(es) .

Get ready to work. Get ready to serve. The call will come.

Happy new administration, and quote our new president:
"God bless you all, God bless America"
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When he is not working on IEEE stuff, Jonathan does Mixed Signal Design Verification at Qualcomm. Senior Member IEEE. Founder IEEE-SCV-SSC (the first Solid State Circuits chapter). Past Section Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section - the Largest Section. Co-founder IEEE-SCV-CAS. IEEE-SSCS Membership chair 2001-2003. IEEE SSCS chapters Committee member. IEEE-SCV-PACE committee member 2001- IEEE-SCV-PACE Chair 2006-2007. IEEE R6 PACE coordinator.


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