As many of you, I too have this huge pile of books somewhere in the house correctly named by Homer J. Simpson as “the to-read-pile”. One of the books that’s been on there quite a while is “Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat: How to Win in the Information Age” by Archibald Putt (a pseudonym).
The books handles the topic on how to be successful in a hierarchy of companies (or departments) whose core business is technology. Sometimes, you read a Dilbert-cartoon and laugh going “it’s funny cause it’s true”. I’ve had that with this book all the time. I’ve read its 170 pages in two days and had to agree for many times with the author’s description of the reality we live in. When it seems that management takes weird decisions, absurd conclusions,… this books explains why they have. I absolutely recommend this book for everyone who is in the technology-business.
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