A direct and user-friendly guide for on-the-move engineers, scientists, and technologists striving to be stronger leaders, better communicators, and experts in bringing out the best in others. In Technical Minds: Leading and Getting the Best Work from Your Technically-Minded Team, engineer and technology executive Ara W. Nazarian delivers a straightforward and highly applicable guide for scientists, engineers, and technologists moving up the corporate ladder and wishing to maximize leadership abilities. Weaving vignettes from real-life experiences, Nazarian inspires and energizes, teaching lessons on communicating effectively, recognizing potential, motivating, and maximizing productivity and employee confidence.
Ara Nazarian joined WiTricity in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Engineering. He is recognized for successfully developing and delivering high volume products in semiconductors, hardware systems, and software platforms. Prior to WiTricity, Ara held executive engineering positions at Broadcom, and Western Digital. He was also co-founder at two start-up companies, Versifi and Peripheral Technologies. Ara grew and led engineering teams and delivered high volume production for mobile cellular SoCs (Systems on Chips), set-top box SoCs (cable and satellite), modems (cable and DSL), hard disk drives, power management devices, and software products. Ara has written a technical leadership book titled Technical Minds. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from California State University, Los Angeles and holds twenty U.S. patents.