Booting up my workweek thoughts:
1. It's amazing how much relationships can play a part in long-term career success. People, including engineers, who try to operate in isolation don't grow as fast as those who connect to others inside and outside their fields.
2. No plan, or budget, survives first contact with the enemy (or reality).
3. I get really excited when I meet people who dig into new things and overcome challenges without constant hand-holding.