How Not to Lead Geeks

  • Downplay training
  • Give no recognition
  • Plan too much overtime
  • Use management-speak
  • Try to be smarter than the geeks
  • Act inconsistent
  • Ignore the geeks
  • Make decisions without consulting them
  • Don’t give them tools
  • Forget that geeks are creative workers

Source: How Not to Lead Geeks

Whom Else to Blame

Got a long mail on orkut some time back. some of the excerpts from it are:YOU say that our government is inefficient.YOU say that our laws are too old.YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.YOU say that the phones don’t work, the railways are a joke,The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach theirdestination.You say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolutepits.BUTYOU wouldn’t chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than thegarbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand.Why don’t YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo?etc etc.

Source: The Other Side of Life: A FreeRider’s Perspective: Whom Else to Blame