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Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

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ISBN-13: 978-0578082288
ISBN-10: 0578082284
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Anthony Fasano is the founder of Powerful Purpose Associates and the author of Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career. After a successful engineering career, Anthony transitioned his career from designing to inspiring engineers. The techie turned talker has been referred to by many of his seminar attendees as "the Tony Robbins of the engineering industry" and has been profiled in newspapers and magazines from the Wall Street Journal to the Bergen Record to the New York Professional Engineer, as well as being featured on Boston's Civil Engineering Today television show.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Premier Publishing (June 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578082284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578082288
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,573,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthony Fasano is the founder of Powerful Purpose Associates and the author of Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career. After a successful engineering career, Anthony transitioned his career from designing to inspiring engineers. The techie turned talker has been referred to by many of his seminar attendees as "the Tony Robbins of the engineering industry" and has been profiled in newspapers and magazines from the Wall Street Journal to the Bergen Record to the New York Professional Engineer, as well as being featured on Boston's Civil Engineering Today television show.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael French on September 1, 2012
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This book repeats what is usually common knowledge. It's too short to add any meaningful elaboration and a bit too peppy for me to enjoy. I was hoping for more concrete how's of success. Not for instance, just write a to do list with priorities or take the FE and go for a PE. Well and good, but types of to do lists maybe or why do a PE (even if you're an electrical engineer?).

Overall, a bit disappointed. I'm glad I got it cheaper on kindle and don't have a paperback lying about.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christian Knutson, P.E., PMP on August 11, 2011
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There are plenty of self-improvement and career-advice books available, however, you'll find few targeted to the engineer profession. This book fixes that shortfall and does it superbly.

This is an outstanding resource for engineers at any point in their career. Whether just beginning, or well-established, Anthony's book provides a superb guide for developing skills and competencies in the areas that will be essential to unlocking your highest potential and achieving your goals. The 7 key elements are truly essential to achieving personal success, and this book presents practical and easily-achievable tips and suggestions to unlock each of these keys in you.

If you're at the beginning of your career, grab a copy and use it to help you chart your plan for success. If you're an engineer-leader, then read this book to assess where you are in your own career as well as use it to help mentor the junior engineers that look to you for advice. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chi Zhang on July 28, 2011
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I just finished reading the book and was very impressed. The author managed to put together the very essentials for a successful engineering career. Having been practicing as a Civil Engineer for just over eight years, I can see some of the lessons I learned through setbacks and frustrations clearly explained in the book. I do wish I had this book at the very beginning of my career-it could have saved me some time. However, I am still glad I got the book. It not only illustrates many important principles that I just start to get a sense of, but also organizes them in such a logical way that I believe is especially appealing to most engineers. Still early in my career, I can't say for the more experienced group how this book will benefit them. But this is a chart for younger engineers who aspire to explore the ocean of opportunities and find their dream land. I am definitely recommending this book to my friends and colleagues.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charles John Gervasi on July 5, 2011
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This is a good motivational book for engineers. If you've read a lot of other books on business success you won't learn that much new information, but reading something about positive things you can do for your career helps offset the negative stuff you hear from the news and some curmudgeonly engineers.

The parts on the PE exam go beyond motivation and provides practical tips on preparing.

The book covers the importance of setting goals, networking, and organization, all from an engineering point of view.

I'm glad to see this covered and directed to an engineering audience.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lauren McMullen on July 16, 2011
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Don't let the title fool you! You might believe you need to be an engineer to read and benefit from this book but nothing could be further from the truth. The author, Anthony Fasano, was first trained as an engineer but early in his career he noticed that his skill as an engineer was not the only criteria used to measure his success.

He realized that the non-technical skills such as how to find a good mentor, how to be an effective leader, goal setting skills, organizational skills, how to become an effective communicator and learning how to network were also very important to his success and these topics were not covered in most engineering colleges.

Anthony discovered that the more he concentrated on developing these soft skills the faster his corporate career advanced.

Helping his fellow engineers excel in these skills became a passion for Anthony so he invested the time into becoming a business coach as well as an engineer. This book may have been original written to help only engineers advance up the corporate ladder but I believe that the tips, tools and strategies discussed in this book would work equally well for most technically focused professional such as architects or accountants.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Gittens, P.E. on July 19, 2011
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As a younger engineer aspiring to bigger and better things in my career, this book provides excellent strategies, processes and encouraging words to help me set and meet my goals. However, these same principles can be used by any engineer no matter where they are in their career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By still searching on June 14, 2015
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Probably the first thing to say about this book is that, whatever use it may be, there is virtually nothing that is uniquely applicable to engineers. For example, it begins by suggesting the reader ‘build a winning resume’ followed by ‘landing and acing an engineering job interview’ before suggesting it would be a good idea to define their career goals. The same advice allies to job seekers in any occupation.

Most of the ‘advice’ it contains is simply common sense: however, to the extent that most of us need commonsensical things pointed out to us before we act sometimes it may probably be of some use.

What I found most jarring about it, though, is the relentlessly hyperbolic nature of the tone; e.g. ‘How to be a world class engineer’ and such like.

Basically, if you can get through it without throwing up, you just might get something from it!
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