Being Geek : The Software Developer's Career Handbook

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-15
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Recalling his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Borland, Netscape, and Symantec, Lopp walks through a complete job life cycle, starting with the job search and finishing with the realization it might be time to look again.

Author Biography

  1. Michael Lopp

    Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering manager. When he's not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, and werewolves at the popular weblog, Rands in Repose. Michael wrote a book called "Managing Humans" which explains that while you might be rewarded for what you produce, you will only be successful because of your people.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
A Career Playbook
How to Winp. 3
A List of Threep. 9
The Itchp. 17
The Sanity Checkp. 25
The Nervesp. 31
The Buttonp. 37
The Businessp. 45
Deconstructing Management
The Culture Chartp. 57
Managing Managersp. 63
The Issue with the Doofp. 73
The Leaperp. 81
The Enemyp. 87
The Impossiblep. 93
Knee Jerksp. 99
A Deep Breathp. 107
Gaming the Systemp. 113
Managing Werewolvesp. 121
BABp. 127
Your Peoplep. 133
Wantedp. 139
The Toxic Paradoxp. 147
The Pondp. 155
Your Daily Toolkit
The Nerd Handbookp. 165
The Taste of the Dayp. 173
The Trickle Listp. 181
The Crisis and the Creativep. 189
The Foamy Rules for Rabid Toolsp. 195
Up to Nothingp. 203
How to Not Throw Upp. 209
Out Loudp. 215
Bits, Features, and Truthp. 223
The Revealp. 233
Your Next GIG
The Screw-Me Scenariop. 245
No Surprisesp. 251
A Deliberate Careerp. 257
The Curse of the Silicon Valleyp. 265
A Disclosurep. 271
Mind the Gapp. 279
The Exodusp. 287
Bad News about Your Bright Futurep. 295
Epilogue Hurryp. 301
Appendix The Rules of Back Alley Bridgep. 305
Indexp. 311
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