Murphy’s Law, “Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong” Best Exemplifies The Mindset Of A Great Engineer

An engineer’s outlook is inherently pessimistic, although some may simply call it “practical.” This is appropriate when building stuff, but when speaking with CEOs or board members, that sort of approach doesn’t fly.

“I figured out a simple, effective structure so that my answers gave all the information they needed while still making me and my team look confident and on top of things.”

When I first started out I was frustrated by conversations about achieving deadlines. The best example is the question, “How confident are you that you can achieve the result?” This question has been asked of me in every investor meeting I’ve ever taken. It’s necessary, sure, but it’s also bullshit.