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Being Geek by Michael Lopp
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Oct 27, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: project-management, ethics, compuhacker, own, favorites, author-male, read-in-2011
Read from July 16 to 23, 2011 — I own a copy

I have been reading Michael's blog, Rands in Repose for years. Andy and I discussed the latest ones over lunch.

Most if not all chapters come from blog posts usually come with additional polishing. For example, one of my favorites, The Nerd Handbook, is converted from a blog post to Chapter 23 with an introduction on how it should be handed to someone who needs to understand people like me plus an introduction for the recipient.

The best of: Chapter 8: The Culture Chart - "Culture is the undercurrent of ideas that ties a group of people together. In order for it to exist, it must move from one individual to the next. This is done via the retelling of stories.... The is not a corporate values statement on the planet that so brutally and beautifully defines the culture of a company."
Chapter 13: The Impossible -
Chapter 14: Knee Jerks
Chapter 22: The Pond
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