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The one course, unavailable for you to take in college, or graduate school, was one that prepared you for a career in industrial R&D.

“Advancing Your Tech Career: A Handbook” provides a road map to technical professionals, be those in IT, science, engineering or hybrid degrees, for how to navigate the ambiguous environment of their first job. The treatise deals with the Research and Development environment but is applicable to all new employees in any function.  It has my personal case study and touches on the context within which one manages their technical career, describes the “innovation imperative” every technical professional must understand, touches on critical success factors of leadership, proactive career management, understanding the interface between a technical professionals contributions and the business financial performance, and closes with a treatment of the critical processes and organizational interfaces such professionals will encounter.