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42. The Wolf

The single most productive engineer you’ll meet

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

You’ve heard of the 10x engineer, but I am here to tell you about the Wolf. They are engineers, and they consistently exhibit the following characteristics :

  • They appear to exist outside of the well-defined process that we’ve defined to get things done, but they appear to suffer no consequences for not following these rules.

  • Everyone knows they’re the Wolf, but no one ever calls them the Wolf.

  • They have a manager, but no one really knows who it is.

  • They have a lot of meetings, but none of them are scheduled. Inviting them to your meeting is a crap shoot.

  • They understand ...

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