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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, Second Edition by Michael Lopp

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Versions Of You

Your team is populated by a unique set of individuals that are distinctly not you. Yes, you’re on the same team and perhaps you share the same professional goals, but in the details each of you is different.

This section starts with what might the most important lesson regarding maintaining a healthy team: bored people quit. After that I go deep on the mindsets and habits of nerds, before, well, I start calling other people names, which is behavior I need to explain.

Most chapter titles come to me well before the piece is written. This is likely because much of my writing starts as part of a coffee-induced high driving to or from ...

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