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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

ManagingHumans  "What you're holding in your hands in by far the most brilliant book about managing software teams you're ever going to find. If you’re in a bookstore, buy it immediately, take it home, and read it right now. If you’ve found this book on a friend bookshelf, steal it immediately. You don’t have time to get to a bookstore, and you can always make new friends later."
Joel Spolsky, cofounder and CEO of Fog Creek Software

Fortunately I didn’t have to spoil any friendship and I was able to borrow the book from corporate library. With a series of tales Michael Lopp introduces the reader into the world of the tech manager. Whether manager or just wannabe this book describes very interesting situations and cases which can benefit you in so many ways. If you haven’t been in such situation yet you can mentally prepare for it and have an idea of good action in the back of your head when one occurs.

Ability to be in someone’s shoes is so rare and combined with good writing skills creates a wonderful must-have book.

This book is really so interesting so I am going to read it in just two days…