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.
"With many career guide books out there, Being Geek stands out as totally useful for the geek and thoroughly satisfies its qualification as the software developer's career handbook. This is a highly recommended book which can guide the life-time career development from a fresher to the CEO level. Moreover, it does so in a frank and honest language that the engineer understands and connects with easily."
--Ganadeva Bandyopadhyay, Blogcritics.com
"This is the best book on career skills for high-tech people that Ive come across."
--Rik Farrow, ;login:
"This book is a must read book for any person that has to deal with geeks, both managers and developers."
--Jorge Fernandez, Amazon.com
"If you're a software developer, you owe it to yourself to read this book...I wish this book had been out 15 years ago when I was contemplating moving into management..."
--Peter Clark, Geek Boy's Blog
"I figured this book wouldn't have a whole lot to offer me. I was wrong...I found that each chapter had something I could easily use, information that really made sense to me, and it also helped me to relate better to my other, even more geeky, friends. I've been recommending this book to anyone who is either a geek or knows a geek, those looking for a job or just wanting to progress in their current career. There are a lot of no-nonsense tips in here, which makes it a great tool for anyone."
--Angela VanSchoick, Amazon.com
"My favorite part of reviewing a book is that point when I discover something in it so relevant to my own work that it compels me to take action right away. Being Geek is full of such relevant points that will make you want to bring the book to work every day."
--Stewart Mader, Future Changes
"That's the best advice of the entire book -- move forward with your idea, no matter what job you're in or want to get to."
--Aaron Crowe, Aol Jobs.
"Michael Lopp brings us a lively and entertaining guidebook for people who aren't usually the best at selling themselves when it comes to the job market - programmers and other software nerds."
--Drew Turney, AusCam
"Whether the need for change is pressing or not, this most excellent book is definitely worth your reading time, because you've chosen to work in an industry that will always move faster than you. "
--John Vacca, Amazon.com
"Throughout, the author maintains a humorous, colloquial, often conversational writing style that makes Being Geek a very entertaining read as well as an invaluable resource."
--Tony Wallace, chapters.indigo.ca
"Being Geek is a book for those seeking to refine their careers and find their work worth waking up for each day."
--Mike Riley, Windows IT Pro