- 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
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.
But it also reflects on strong economic fundamentals of India. The depressions and slowdowns in other countries have large sideeffects, sometimes lingering on for yrs to come. But not in India. We recovered in just 2 yrs, and marched on the paths of progress like never before.
Yahoo Visual Timeline 1996-2006 Philipp Lessen has put together an interesting visual timeline of Google’s homepage and the expansion of its services at Go