Solid career advice for tech managers, tech leads

First a warning that this blog post contains not safe for work language, in the form of a few expletives here and there. For anyone like me who has ping-ponged between engineering and management over the years, this is worth thinking about: a suggestion that this is a valid career trajectory. Charity makes a good argument, that aligns well with other solid advice I’ve read on being a lead and being a manager.

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TCLP 2009-07-08 Inner Chapter: Leader as Law Giver

This is a feature cast.

In the intro a quick review of the family friendly game, Cheeky Monkey.

Listener Feedback this week comes from Philip Durbin who writes about using frameworks to help manage code complexity and Gladwell’s review of Anderson’s new book, “Free”.

The hacker word of the week this week is elephantine.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on when a leader must act as law giver.  This builds on my previous chapter on leadership.


Grab the detailed show notes with time offsets and additional links either as PDF or OPML.  You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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