Being Geek

Errata for Being Geek

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xi
5th paragraph

"neither rolls of the tongue" should be "neither rolls off the tongue"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

cbrandt  Sep 05, 2010  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
3
Chp 1 page 3 graf 4

"Who do I do when my boss lies to me?" While I'm sure that some would pursue this strategy, this is a book of career *advice*, and I'm pretty sure you meant to write "What do I do when my boss lies to me?"

Benjamin Cullen-Kerney  Nov 30, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Printed
Page 4
2nd full paragraph

last word of 2nd line of paragraph "has tweaked [out]" should be "has tweaked [our]"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Tyler Morrison  Sep 17, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 10
6th paragraph

"or your maintaining it" should be "or you're maintaining it".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error fixed. Will be corrected in next printing.

Christopher Svec  Sep 03, 2010  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
10
chapter 2, under "Technical Direction", first paragraph

"manger" should be "manager"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Mark Wotton  Oct 26, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 11
3rd paragraph last sentence

Page 11 "imminently" should be "immanently".

Anonymous  Aug 03, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
PDF
Page 23
1st paragraph

The quoted question reads, "Is it what you what [sic] to do?"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Anonymous  Jul 22, 2010  May 03, 2013
PDF
Page 32
under heading "Specific"

Halfway through the section under "Specific" a sentence reads, "these are warm-up feeler questions intended to giver [sic] the interview context."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Anonymous  Jul 22, 2010  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
37
Chapter 6. The Button: first paragraph

"... and the first and best way to screw up that up is ..." should probably read "... and the first and best way to screw that up is ..." i.e. drop the first "up".

dhaun  Sep 14, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Printed
Page 53
bottom of page

This was a production error on my part. The last paragraph of Chapter 7 was cut off, which reads: For any new job, you should be able to quickly explain to anyone why the new job is bigger than the last and why you might love it. Whether they believe you or not is irrelevant. You've got to believe it because you're the business.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Move some text from page 53 back to page 52 to accommodate the missing text.

Kristen  Jul 19, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Printed, PDF
Page 61
1st paragraph, line no. 3

... they believe it is *the* right thing to do, ...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Jochen Hayek  Aug 18, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 68
4th paragraph

"This is isn't a review" should be "This isn't a review" instead.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Jochen Hayek  Aug 21, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 74
last paragraph, line 4

"when it is simply more efficient to go your boss" should be "when it is simply more efficient to go to your boss"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Jochen Hayek  Aug 22, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 76
1st paragraph

"not only to keep him the loop" should be "not only to keep him in the loop"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Jochen Hayek  Aug 22, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 84
Page 84 - 3rd paragraph - Middle

Currently reads: ...and that's why everyone is staring at each dumbly at this conference table. Believe it should read "why everyone is staring at each other dumbly"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 89
End of page, last sentence

Currently reads: Wow, this what happened and this is what we should do! Probably want it to be - Wow, this is what happened and this is what we should do!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 101
1st quote after Dr. No section begins

Reads: "No, I'm not going let her go." Change to: "No, I'm not going to let her go."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
114-115
second paragraph

under the section The Importance of Respect, the second paragraph is missing a period at the end of the last sentence.

Anonymous  Aug 20, 2012  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
116
4th paragraph *before* headline "Achievement: Who Cares if You Win by Yourself?"

"This is our ability to lose ourselves in repetition, and it is task at which we are highly effective." There's a word missing here. I'm guessing it should read "it is *a* task"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

dhaun  Sep 25, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 117
Last paragraph

Is: "This is will take a creative leap..." Should: "This will take a creative leap..."

Michael Lopp
Michael Lopp
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Aug 24, 2010  Dec 10, 2010
Printed
Page 128
3rd paragraph

Is: "do you or do you not want be..." Correct: "do you or do you not want TO be..."

Michael Lopp
Michael Lopp
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Aug 24, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Printed
Page 134
Next to last bullet

Reads: Your People keep in you in balance. Change to: Your People keep you in balance.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 140
7th paragraph - lower 1/4 of page

Reads: ...which means the moment uncertainty appears on you company's horizon... Should be: the moment uncertainty appears on your company's

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 141
End of section, last sentence, before Spend an Hour a Day

Reads: This why you need to... Should be: This is why you need to...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 225
Middle of paragraph under picture

Currently reads: I want to you to think about the person who is best... Should be: I want you to think about....

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 230
Answer to Who do they argue with?

Current: Without the healthy tension of between Features and Bits Change to: Without the healthy tension between Features...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Printed
Page 234
Last paragraph

Current: The are a great many demos out there being held at this very moment... Change to: There are a great many demos out there...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

Angela VanSchoick  Sep 23, 2010  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
259
5th paragraph after headline "Question #1: Start-up or Established?"

"... as your formerly high-flying company slow runs out of cash ..." slow -> slowly

dhaun  Sep 25, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Other Digital Version
263
4th paragraph after headline "A Complete Opportunity Move"

"This hybrid might be the best of both words" - last word should be "worlds"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

dhaun  Sep 25, 2010  May 03, 2013
Other Digital Version
272
1st paragraph after headline "You Go to a Lot of Meetings"

"... and I consider it my personal goal to kill as many *as* possible" i.e. the second "as" (between "many" and "possible") is missing.

dhaun  Sep 25, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Other Digital Version
297
Chapter 40, Biased by the Now First paragraph, fourth sentence

"fnonobvious" should be non-obvious

Anonymous  Aug 20, 2012  May 03, 2013