December 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm #2828Huimin OuParticipant
What books would you recommend for IE students to become successful in their careers.December 8, 2016 at 8:00 am #2832Ugeun NynaParticipant
The goal from eliyahu goldratt.December 9, 2016 at 8:20 am #2834Yan ZengModerator
How to succeed with continuous improvement by Joakim Ahlstrom~
This talks about an organization’s change~ maybe u can apply to our daily lives as well~December 13, 2016 at 6:26 pm #2840Sourinthone BounketParticipant
I have a few books in mind!
I highly recommend The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. It’s a fantastic – and one of my favorites – book that teaches you simple tips on how to improve your life. This book will make you a great worker, friend, and individual overall. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is graduating or in need of guidance and a new perspective.
If you want to become a better communicator, I recommend How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. He gives great tips on how we communicate with a variety of people – friends, coworkers, higher ups. I read this book during my 4th year in college, and I wish I read it sooner because it’s made me a better communicator and listener. These skills are extremely important for the industrial engineering career!March 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm #2941Bryan RitterParticipant
A great book to read is “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. This book is absolutely wonderful, it is written by a terminally ill professor about all of the life lessons he wish he could have taught in his lectures. Doesn’t necessarily apply strictly to IE majors, but it really is insightful about life in general.April 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm #2949Huimin OuParticipant
Reply to Bryan Ritter of #2941: Reply to Bryan Ritter of #2941: Reply to Bryan Ritter of #2941: I read this book before. This book is very good. The professor’s definition of life is to achieve his childhood dream. I think everyone has their own definition of life. I agree with you that this book is awesome.January 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm #3242Anonymous
In one of my classes last semester we were recommended to use the Memory Jogger 2: Tools for CI and Effective Planning. This is a pocket guide that is a very helpful refresher on many Continuous Improvement tools. Depending on what field you are working in, it could be a great resource. I plan on keeping a copy with me at my future jobs.January 31, 2018 at 8:37 pm #3246John KroeningParticipant
“Learning to See” by John Shook is a great book for Value Stream Mapping. Learning this skill will help to understand the value creation process and where the opportunities lie.
Ugeun Nyna recommended “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt. This is a classic. It is fiction based on real world principles for IE’s. The story is a lot fun to read, making it a hard book to put down.
“Getting Things Done” by David Allen is excellent for time management. Time management strategies will change for an IE throughout their career, starting with this method is an outstanding foundation.
Lastly, “The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker is an excellent supplement to GTD. First print of this book was in the 1960’s but the principles hold up exceptionally well.April 15, 2018 at 6:40 pm #3443Vladimir BouriakovParticipant
Outliers by Malcomm GladwellApril 17, 2018 at 8:46 pm #3472Sarah BrennanParticipant
I would have to agree with How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It is a great book and very useful, so much so that my company offers courses on that book to help develop better leaders.April 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm #3654wenhaoParticipant
“The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt. A book with real world story line and has been on the top read-list for a long time.
Worth readingMay 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm #3705Cindy ChenParticipant“John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa,Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions, 2002″A good book for leaning decision making which you can apply it among all different kinds of area.May 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm #3707Anonymous
I would recommend <b>Multi-objective Optimization: Principles and Case Studies </b>by Yann Collette and Patrick Siarry.May 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm #3720Jake BirrenkottParticipant
To become successful in any career, you need to know more than just IE related material. Because of this, I would recommend looking into project leadership books, finance books and other general managerial books. To become a senior level engineer, most of the time managerial and financial decisions will have to be made. For sharpening your general non-IE skills I recommend reading 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey, Finacial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean and 21 irrefutable laws of leadership by John Maxwell. Hope this helps!
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With all the great books thrown out in here with regards to industrial engineering success, I’d like to offer up some books from a different angle. To be successful in any career, IE or not, you need to have a wide array of knowledge and exposure to areas outside of just technical and leadership literature. Two lists of books that I constantly turn to for exposure to these other areas are the lists by Barack Obama, and Elon Musk. They are yearly reading list that I always try and hit a few books from. Haven’t been disappointed yet, and don’t foresee it happening.
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