Media praise for Being Geek
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"An entertaining insight into the software manager's perspective."
-- , I Programmer
"To put it simply, I was really impressed."
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings
"Being Geek is a book for those seeking to refine their careers and find their work worth waking up for each day."
-- , Windows IT Pro
"Throughout, the author maintains a humorous, colloquial, often conversational writing style that makes Being Geek a very entertaining read as well as an invaluable resource."
-- , chapters.indigo.ca
"Whether the need for change is pressing or not, this most excellent book is definitely worth your reading time, because you've chosen to work in an industry that will always move faster than you. "
-- , Amazon.com
"For being a geek, the author wrote this book in a very readable, casual fashion. This book is really for those looking for a career in the technology field. You will find great advice and lots of stories from the lives of others in the trenches. I highly recommend it."
-- , Book Bargains and Previews
"Michael Lopp brings us a lively and entertaining guidebook for people who aren't usually the best at selling themselves when it comes to the job market - programmers and other software nerds."
-- , AusCam
"That's the best advice of the entire book -- move forward with your idea, no matter what job you're in or want to get to."
-- , Aol Jobs.
"My favorite part of reviewing a book is that point when I discover something in it so relevant to my own work that it compels me to take action right away. Being Geek is full of such relevant points that will make you want to bring the book to work every day."
-- , Future Changes
"I figured this book wouldn't have a whole lot to offer me. I was wrong...I found that each chapter had something I could easily use, information that really made sense to me, and it also helped me to relate better to my other, even more geeky, friends. I've been recommending this book to anyone who is either a geek or knows a geek, those looking for a job or just wanting to progress in their current career. There are a lot of no-nonsense tips in here, which makes it a great tool for anyone."
-- , Amazon.com
"If you're a software developer, you owe it to yourself to read this book...I wish this book had been out 15 years ago when I was contemplating moving into management..."
-- , Geek Boy's Blog
"There are lots of fundamentally useful lessons about how to turn your job into a career.... Like any really useful self-help book, there are no actual secrets. However, Being Geek reminds you what you need to pay attention to."
-- , ZDNet
"This book is a must read book for any person that has to deal with geeks, both managers and developers."
-- , Amazon.com
"This is the best book on career skills for high-tech people that Ive come across."
-- , ;login:
"With many career guide books out there, Being Geek stands out as totally useful for the geek and thoroughly satisfies its qualification as the software developer's career handbook. This is a highly recommended book which can guide the life-time career development from a fresher to the CEO level. Moreover, it does so in a frank and honest language that the engineer understands and connects with easily."
-- , Blogcritics.com
" This week I did something that some would consider to be a little risky and loaned my iPad to a client to take to France for use at a trade show. Although this may seem foolhardy and dangerous it has, if nothing else, removed one of my main leisure time… " Full Review >
-- , jonhume.co.uk
"Being Geek by Michael Lopp provides the missing manual for a career in the high tech industry. It is a good, entertaining read filled with gems of information. Continue reading →" Full Review >
-- , www.icomputebetter.com