Re: FWD: Looking for advice -- up to the job?

Subject: Re: FWD: Looking for advice -- up to the job?
From: Doc <dlettvin -at- attbi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 11:07:47 -0400


Martin makes a good point. I'm not a big fan of self-help books, but a
short one that's better than most is:
Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management by Blaine McCormick

I do believe that it is important to understand your environment, so
I'd also like to recommend:
Managing Software Maniacs by Ken Whitaker
Software Project Survival Guide by Steve McConnell

and a little bit of self-marketing always helps:
http://www.fastcompany.com/online/10/brandyou.html

-Doc
David W Lettvin
VerText
South Hamilton, MA
978-468-1105
"Watermelon -- it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your
face." -- Enrico Caruso

On Fri, 5 Jul 2002 09:32:58 +0100, "Martin Page" <mpage -at- csl -dot- co -dot- uk>
wrote:
>
>Doc suggested Anon should
>> 3. Read some good books on thinking.

>So, may I humbly suggest that Anon also read some good general strategy
>books.
>
>The best book I've found to date is "The 48 Laws of Power", a distillation
>of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu etc as applied to the modern world. (See
>http://www.iwan.com/elffers/low/start/index2.html for further details.) You
>don't have to use them, but it helps to know what other peopler may be
>trying to do to you.





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