Overheard

Josh Giegel on the one skill that makes engineers so special

By WorkingNation Editorial Team
September 24, 2019

Josh Giegel, co-founder & CTO of Virgin Hyperloop One, is pretty good when it comes to thinking outside the box. His ambitious project hopes to move people and cargo long distances at speeds that could surpass 600 miles per hour by sending pods through a near-vacuum tube using magnetic levitation.

Josh comes from an engineering family and told us at this year’s Milken Global Conference the best thing his parents taught him was that engineers may not have all the answers, but they are problem solvers at heart.

Critical thinking and the ability to solve complex problems are skills that will be in high demand in the workplaces of the future. Creativity will be a key factor in both.

Read more about Virgin Hyperloop One and Josh’s interview here.

Stick around to watch what Josh said he learned from his four years working at SpaceX.

WorkingNation was on the ground at Milken Global Conference 2019 where some of the most powerful people in business, government, healthcare, and entertainment have gathered to discuss and debate how the world is being disrupted by economic and social change and what to do about it. The goal of the talk at the conference is how to drive shared prosperity.

While there, we documented all things future of work on Twitter at #WorkingNationOverheard and in interviews at our pop-up studio (watch our playlist below).

Read our article on the event here.

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