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I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge by Alexis Monville
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it was amazing

Indispensable book to someone who appreciates working in a team and contributes to its success and also being satisfied by the impact made at work.

While not being a long read, I already feel the need of getting this regular "shot" by reading again some chapters from time to time. Alexis and Michael know how to go straight to the point; to the essential and what the reader should remember.

The first part of the book goes straight to real-life situations, and spoil some concepts that later in second part are explained with great details. This book isn't just about reading the words but also playing the exercises, learning about yourself. Depending on when in the week you're reading it, it might even inspire you the day after and you'll already experiment some changes.

I've been lucky to work with Alexis for nearly 8 years now and everything is that book is real. This isn't theory or perfect-world situations. I've seen the personas in the real life, these situations in pretty much all the teams I worked with and this book is a key to "unlock" your potential to make an impact where you work and on yourself.

While targeted for Software Engineering, a lot of (if not all) concepts described in the book can be applied in nearly any job. It's inspiring, and honestly I wish I had this book when I started my career!

Reading this book for me was like in the old times when Alexis and I worked in the same office and I could ask him for advise. Except now I have it written and can read it infinitely. Perfect timing when you like to challenge yourself.
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Reading Progress

February, 2020 – Started Reading
April, 2020 – Finished Reading
April 19, 2020 – Shelved

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