My team lead Darin has been recommending that I read Peopleware by DeMarco and Lister for at least a year now. I started it tonight and now I know why. Even though the edition I have was written in 1987, about 90% of it reads like it was written by someone in my office. The descriptions of management, of the setting of unrealistic deadlines in order to “make the employees work harder”, and many other bad management practices all hit close to home. It’s a slim book so I should be able to finish it this weekend.

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