by Michael Lopp

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Don’t Be a Prick

The beauty of writing for the web is that there really is no plan. I have the luxury to mentally fumble about with any topic. Increasingly, those topics have focused on engineering management, and with the publication of each article, I increasingly received the email asking, “Where’s the book?” Yeah so, I’d always wanted to publish a book, but there’s a problem. What’s the pitch? Be a good manager? Zzzzzzzzz. I needed a compelling truth that elegantly tied all of my reposings together.

Flash back to the middle of the dot-com implosion. We, the merry crew of a failing startup, are drinking . . . a lot. There are various bars ...

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