# Discussions

Discussions on engineering-themed topics on, infrastructure, ethics, career opportunities and career advancement strategies.

## Brain Teaser: A Sliding Ladder

A 25 ft ladder (assume it is not an extension ladder) is placed with its foot 7 ft away from a building. If the top of the ladder slips down 4 ft, how many feet will the bottom slide out?

## Brain teaser – A distribution manager’s dilemma

John the distribution manager for a leading mobile phone company has a dilemma. The warehouse has 10 unlabelled rows of pallets, each row contains thousands of phones destined for different countries. Each 100g mobile phone is exactly the same except for those in the row destined for Japan, which have …

## Conflict in the Workplace: A Waste of Time and Energy?

A discussion on conflict in the workplace. Should you avoid it, ignore it, or address it and risk destablizing your workforce?

## Brain Teaser – An 8-inch model screw

An 8-inch model screw, tested in a water tunnel at a rotational speed of 22.5 revolutions per second and a velocity of flow of 12 feet per second, yields a measured thrust of 28.5 pounds, a torque of 3.45 pounds and an efficiency of 70 per cent. If the model …

## Brain Teaser – Determine the code to open the briefcase

Doug had forgotten the 5 digit code to his briefcase. However, he did remember five clues: The fifth number plus the third number equals fourteen; The fourth number is one more than the second number; The first number is one less than twice the second number; The second number plus …

## Should an engineer be an expert in one thing, or ok/good at everything?

Today's topic is an interesting one, and depends largely on personal preference. It's something that comes up for engineers every day: Be decent at many things, or be the absolute end-all-be-all expert in one thing? Some might respond with, "Well, how about being an expert at everything?"

## The Raffle Tickets Brain Teaser

Challenge your brain with this interesting brain teaser. Given a number of statement find the solution to the question asked.

## Does Your Company Need A Data Czar?

Darron Pustam discusses the idea of effectively integrating all of your firm's technologies under one umbrella that will undoubtedly save you time and money.