Practical help in the form of humorous and biting anecdotes designed for managers, or anyone facing the role of "manager," and wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bytes for the messy world of managing humans.
Through the prism of 15 in-depth interviews, Lobbyists at Work takes concerned American citizens inside and beyond the headlines to see first-hand how lobbyists shape legislation, regulation, policy, and spending in all branches and at all levels of American government on behalf of special interests.
Joel on Software covers every conceivable aspect of software programmingfrom the best way to write code, to the best way to design an office in which to write code! All programmers, all people who want to enhance their knowledge of programmers, and all who are trying to manage programmers will surely relate to Joel's musings.
Utilizing 21 case studies, and focusing on two key levers that can be used to analyze any business--financial contribution and units of activity--Improving Profit shows how to measure contributions to profit in real time. These techniques help you understand what is working to generate profit, and what is not.
In How to Create the Next Facebook, tech guru Tom Taulli crystallizes the process by which Facebook was shepherded from idea to IPO to provide a guided blueprint for budding entrepreneurs who are ready to start building their own great business.
In this invaluable guide to making a living doing what you love, bestselling author and seasoned entrepreneur Christopher Duncan teaches creative solopreneurs all the real-world skillsfrom marketing to sales to networkingthey need to become their own business.
Going Corporate: A Geek's Guide provides technology professionalsincluding programmers, engineers, designers, and analyststhe information necessary to make the transition from techie in the trenches to project manager, mid-level manager, consultantor even CIO, CTO, or CEO.
Eric Sink on the Business of Software is a selection of the best and most popular essays from the author's website. This insightful collection of essays explore the business concerns that programmers face during the course of their careers.
Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses takes powerful design-thinking tools out of the corporate conference room and puts them into the hands of entrepreneurs and small-business owners to help them design better products, processes, services, and customer experiences.
Common Sense: Get It, Use It, and Teach It in the Workplace shows readers not only what common sense is, but how to acquire it and improve their personal common sense quotient. It also shows how to teach common sense to others, which will help readers become promotable and take better advantage of workplace opportunities.