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Unite the Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers, Second Edition by Christopher Duncan

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Eliminate All Obstacles to New Ideas

We’re in the idea business. Our stock in trade is coming up with cool new things that people haven’t been able to do before. It’s the reason people pay us. Some industries benefit from an atmosphere where change is slow to come. You’d be rather uncomfortable if your bank hit you up each week with changes on how they were managing your money. In a similar manner, infrastructure needs to be somewhat stable to be useful. If the TCP/IP protocol were changing on a daily basis, the Internet would fall apart.

On the other hand, we in tech are judged heavily by the newness of our notions. We’re more susceptible ...

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