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Meganeer – star engineers

Meganeer – Definition: Latin in origin

A combination of

1) Engineer – The word engineer is derived from the Latin root ingenium, meaning “cleverness”.

2) Mega- two parts

a) Mega is defined as:

(symbol M) is an prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of million. Confirmed in 1960, it comes from the Greek μέγας, meaning great.

b) Megalomania is defined as:
1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

So how many “Meganeers” are out there? My architect friend thinks that “starchitects” are actually bad for business and advises against elevating anyone to a podium. I think having heroes is necessary to attracting publicity and students to a profession.

How about it are Meganeers good for business?