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Finished reading Managing Humans: My final verdict…

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, by Michael Lopp, is a book that derives from Lopp’s personal experience at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland.  The book is written from the perspective of a fictional character, Rands, who takes you through multiple semi-fictional stories that complement the lessons in the book. […]
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Currently Reading: Managing Humans

I’ve read almost halfway through the book Managing Humans, by Michael Lopp, and just thought that I would post a quick update. Verdict: It has a lot of character, especially for a management book, and I really like it. Let me explain. The book is told from the point of view of the same fictional […]
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A 20 dollar blog post

I’ve always been a fan of  I like his content and I love his writing style.  Yesterday I read his post titled “A Disclosure” and liked it so much I bought his book. The book is called “Managing Humans” and you can get it at Amazon too if you like.  I’ll be sure to […]
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Outliers | a book review | Joel on Software

So I’m still excited to get Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” (which gets delivered from Amazon today), despite the criticism by Michiko Kakutani, who basically gave the book a terrible review.  I noticed this review on Joel Spolky’s blog: Joel on Software. Joel uses the summary of Michiko’s review as an introduction to a rant that has […]
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Book List: Malcolm Gladwell

This past summer I really started focusing on taking some time out of my week to read.  The books that I really enjoy are thought provoking books and, very appropriately, they have a table at Barnes and Noble labeled “Thought Provoking” – I couldn’t leave without buying a book (or two). One of the books […]
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