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"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what
they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."
--Putt's Law Early Praise for Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat:

"This is management writing the way it ought to be. Think Dilbert, but with
a very big brain. Read it and weep. Or laugh, depending on your current job
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Hardcover, 171 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Wiley-IEEE Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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CutFromAbove
May 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
A funny, cynical look at management in technology firms. The author does seem quite happy with himself at times, and his somewhat sour mood makes it a bit slow reading at times. The last bits regarding the internet seem pasted on, and there are points where the parody if reality seems to be stretched a bit far, but then, I've never worked as an Engineer.
Dave Peticolas
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it

The laws of technological hierarchy, pseudonymously distilled for our pleasure.

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I work in IT and after experiencing every single thing this book outlines - it was really nice to reflect back on those experiences with well stated "laws"
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