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Michael Lopp

Michael Lopp is a veteran engineering manager who has never managed to escape the Silicon Valley. In over 20 years of software development, Michael has worked at a variety of innovative companies, including Apple, Netscape, Symantec, Borland International, and a startup that slowly faded into nothingness. In addition to his day job, Michael writes a popular technology and management weblog under the nom de plume "Rands," where he discusses his management ideas, worries about staying relevant, and wishes he had time to see more of the world. He blogs at RandsinRepose.com. Michael lives in northern California, never far from the ocean.

Michael Lopp's Books

Managing Humans

Managing Humans

  • Publication Date: August 8, 2016
  • ISBN13: 978-1-484221-57-0
  • Price: $17.99

Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp’s perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp's adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness.

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Managing Humans

Managing Humans

  • Publication Date: June 26, 2012
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4314-4
  • Price: $17.99

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.

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Managing Humans

Managing Humans

  • Publication Date: June 21, 2007
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-844-3
  • Price: $17.99

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 bites for the messy world of managing humans. Learn More …