Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.


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.

Subscriber Reviews

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
Reviewer Rating: 1 star rating2 star rating3 star rating4 star rating5 star rating
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.
Report as Inappropriate

"Unprofessional" - by mjkrumlauf on 25-JUL-2010
Reviewer Rating: 1 star rating2 star rating3 star rating4 star rating5 star rating
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.
Report as Inappropriate


The publisher has provided additional content related to this title.


Visit the catalog page for Being Geek

  • Catalog Page

Visit the errata page for Being Geek

  • Errata