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Not exactly geek-oriented. Mostly a reference about geeks for non-geek managers.
on 15 July 2011
Book was immediately ordered after a close friend's recommendation. Friend didn't actually read the book, though. It was also recommended to her by a colleague, unknown to me. But since my friend's judgement is highly appreciated by me, I bought the book without much research.
Thought the book would help me, as a software developer, to improve workgroup skills, career planning, or something related to my profession.
Turns out the book's aimed audience is actually middle management. Focuses on understanding/motivating geek employees being managed by said audience.
Me being a (mildly geeky) software developer, and the book being targeted to my (not neccesarily geeky) bosses, it's just not very usefull for me.
But I read it anyway. So about the book:
Written in an informal, casual style.
Each chapter is rather short and self-contained. It usually involves a real-life situation, problem or anecdote, for which the author, sometimes pedantically, narrates his geek-management skills.
The rest of the book structure is rather unorganized.
Later found out that the autor runs a blog, and seems that most of the chapters are articles extracted from there.