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

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Preface to the Second Edition

This remains a work of semi-fiction.

A book on management is filled with insight, ideas, and opinions about how to manage people. All of this information is based on real life experience with actual people I still know. While I’d love to tell you that all my management experiences have been positive, they haven’t. I’ve lost my shit a couple of times, and there were witnesses. These witnesses are the ones who helped me pull it together and gave me another page for this book.

All the names of people referred to in the chapters of this book are fake. I’ve taken everyone that I’ve known and mentally thrown them into a bag, shaken said bag, and pulled out Fez, Phil, and Frank. Using these constructed characters, I create ...

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