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TFCSD
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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
TFCSD   11/3/2011 4:02:57 AM
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Putting a PHD engineer in charge of a government is kind of like putting a prophet in charge of a brothel. I wish him well and hope he can make some positive changes before he's driven out.

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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
resistion   11/3/2011 12:42:27 AM
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The US government seems to be traditionally filled with lawyers who have been lobbied by big business. Any connection to the patent reform?

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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
krisi   11/2/2011 2:49:44 PM
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In general governments across globe could use more pragmatic and systematic thinking that engineering offers but not at the top where different qualities as discussed in some posts above indicate...Kris

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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
resistion   11/2/2011 4:46:08 AM
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Yes, people skills are important but they don't teach that to you in school. I guess parental influence would be most important there.

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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
pixies   11/1/2011 9:28:01 PM
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Well, many Chinese leaders have engineering degrees but few of them actually practiced the engineering profession.

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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
SylvieBarak   11/1/2011 5:31:38 PM
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You're right, KB. The proof will be in the leadership pudding. If he does a good job, that would be fab and I'm sure a lot of people would be very happy. If he does badly, it's likely not anything to do with his engineering background and more to do with not being suited for that particular role.

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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
KB3001   11/1/2011 1:10:43 PM
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This is good PR for our discipline and we should make the most of it :-) but it's neither here nor there in terms of Dr. Al-Kib's prospects as interim PM, and certainly the prospects of New Libya.

KB3001
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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
KB3001   11/1/2011 1:08:38 PM
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I have to agree with you there Sylvie. That said I wish Dr. Al-Kib and his country the very best of luck!

I make wafers
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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
I make wafers   11/1/2011 11:49:47 AM
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It seems that Sylvie is making the assumption that only geeks choose to study engineering. What about people with leadership quality who chose to study engineering? Personally, i prefer the cream of the crop from my country's top universities to run the country, rather than a career politician or businessman who's just good at talking.

nicolas.mokhoff
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re: Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
nicolas.mokhoff   11/1/2011 10:47:05 AM
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Engineering can be both constructive and destructive (9/11 terrorist had engineering backgrounds). As does politics. One can only hope that the leader/engineer uses tools that resources for the common good and applies logic and methodologies to raise the level of civility in the society he/she is asked to lead. Unfortunatly it takes more than engineering to build a 'global village'.

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