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Is it time to become a manager? Join that start-up? Resign in disgust? As a software engineer, at some point you realize there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Apple, Borland, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- the insightful and entertaining book that may help you make better decisions about your career.

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Average Rating: 3.5833333333333335 out of 5 rating Based on 12 Ratings

"Good tips and methods to improve your career" - by Robin Smidsrød on 08-NOV-2010
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I liked this book. It has several methods you can use to try to take the guesswork out of an uncertain situation regarding your career. I especially liked the chapter on how to recognize different types of personalities in job interviews. The author uses quite a bit of local slang. Some of it is not always understandable at first, but it makes sense as you read. A bit of editing might've improved that bit.
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"Unprofessional" - by mjkrumlauf on 25-JUL-2010
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I know this guy's trying to be edgy, but as soon as I see profanity I'm ready to ditch the book, no matter how helpful it may be.  This book has no place in Safari Books Online.
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