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Introducing new learning courses and educational videos from Apress. Start watching. Lopp's straight-from-the-hip style is unlike any other writer on management. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn't. But they are massively instructive and cut to the heart of the matter whether it's dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion.
The Monday Freakout. Lost in Translation. Agenda Detection. Dissecting the Mandate. Information Starvation. Subtlety, Subterfuge, and Silence. Fred Hates the Off-Site. An Engineering Mindset. Three Superpowers. Saying No.
How to Start. Taking Time to Think. The Value of the Soak. Managing Malcolm Events. Capturing Context. Trickle Theory. When the Sky Falls. Hacking Is Important. Bored People Quit. The Ninety-Day Interview. Managing Nerds. A Nerd in a Cave. Meeting Creatures. Incrementalists and Completionists.
Organics and Mechanics. Inwards, Outwards, and Holistics. Free Electrons. Rules for the Reorg. An Unexpected Connection. Avoiding the Fez. A Glimpse and a Hook. Nailing the Phone Screen. Your Resignation Checklist. Back Matter Pages This book is full of stories based on companies in the Silicon Valley where people have been known to yell at each other and occasionally throw chairs.
It is a place full of dysfunctional bright people who are in an incredible hurry to find the next big thing so they can strike it rich and then do it all over again. Among these people are managers, a strange breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the future and bank accounts of many others. Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you—and help you survive and prosper amongst the general craziness.
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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp's perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose.
Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp's adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness. Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you—and help you survive and prosper amid the general craziness of dysfunctional bright people caught up in the chase of riches and power. Scattered in repose among these manic misfits are managers, an even stranger breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the futures and the bank accounts of many others. Lopp's straight-from-the-hip style is unlike that of any other writer on management and leadership.