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Unwritten Laws of Engineering, Original 1944 Edition
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W.J. King
W.J. King
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ISBN:
9780791806418
No. of Pages:
64
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
1944

Some years ago the author became very much impressed with the fact, which can be observed in any engineering organization, that the chief obstacles to the success of individual engineers or of the group comprising a unit were of a personal and administrative rather than a technical nature. It was apparent that both the author and his associates were getting into much more trouble by violating the unwritten laws of professional conduct than by committing technical sins against the well-documented laws of science. Since the former appeared to be indeed unwritten at that time, as regards any adequate and convenient text, the following “laws” were originally formulated and collected into a sort of scrapbook, to provide a set of “house rules,” or a professional code, for a design-engineering section of a large manufacturing organization. Although they are admittedly fragmentary and incomplete, they are offered here for whatever they may be worth to younger engineers just starting their careers, and to older ones who know these things perfectly well but who all too often fail to apply them in practice.

In Relation to the Work
In Relation to the Boss
Regarding Relations With Associates and Outsiders
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