Engineers build things to solve problems. They filter through effects to find causes so problems can be solved and lives can be happier. More importantly engineers speak up when they see something that’s deeply broken. We should all be engineers.
If an engineer’s mindset were applied to the fashion industry, there wouldn’t be markdowns. Markdowns are waste. If we looked at the core causes that create markdowns, the root cause would be too much product for too few customers. We don’t need enough fuel to get to Saturn, if we’re only going to Mars. An engineer’s mindset would look to eliminate waste, not create it.
Markdowns are a solvable problem. Let’s fix it.