Oh No, He’ll be an Engineer!

This short Dilbert clip identifies the emergence of “the Knack” a capability to understand, create and fix all mechanical and electronic objects. While it is silly, it also illustrates that exceptional capabilities also come with issues of fit. The firm that is able to provide a unique home for such misfits might enjoy a competitive advantage (I’m sure you can think of a few examples).

Then, there is this clip with Wally which shows what it is like when such engineers are valuable and rare – they can enjoy tremendous bargaining power…


Contributed by Russ Coff

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