In my first year of engineering, all I wanted to do was work on the problems of a full-bridge converter we were getting ready for production. Nothing was more agonizing to me than attending business meetings that were talking about generalities of how the company was doing. Now, 30 years later, most engineers are overwhelmed with meetings, training sessions, and certification. More seasoned engineers are bemused with each round of HR training that goes over and over the same things they have learned so many times. It becomes almost impossible to get the real work done.