Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat

Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat

"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those whounderstand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do notunderstand." —Putt's Law Early Praise for Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat: "This is management writing the way it ought to be. ThinkDilbert, but with a very big brain. Read it and weep. Or laugh, depending on yourcurrent job situation." —Spectral Lines, IEEE Spectrum, April 2006 "It's a classic. It reads at first like humor, but oneeventually realizes that it's all true. The first edition changed my life. I loaned mycopy to a subordinate at IBM, and he didn't return it to me until he was myboss." —Dave Thompson, PhD, IBM Fellow (retired), Member NationalAcademy of Engineering, and IEEE Fellow "Putt's humor ranges from sharp to whimsical and is always ontarget. Readers will be reminded of many personal experiences and oflessons in life they wish they had learned earlier in their careers." —Eric Herz, former IEEE executive director and generalmanager "Anyone who thinks 'engineering management' is an oxymoron needsto read this terrific book — then they will know." —Norman R. Augustine, author of Augustine's Laws and retiredChairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation Putt's Law is as true today as it was when techno-everymanArchibald Putt first stated it. Now, in Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat:How to Win in the Information Age, Putt is back with the unvarnished truthabout success in the modern, technology-driven organization. As you learn the real rules of the technology world, you'll meetsuch characters as the successful technocrat, Dr. I. M. Sharp. You'llfind out how he wrangles career victories from corporate failures,nearly bankrupting the firm with his projects while somehow emerging thehero. You'll also meet such unfortunates as Roger Proofsworthy,top-level perfectionist yet low in the hierarchy, and come to understand howhe assiduously preserves his spot near the bottom of the totempole. Whether you work in business, IT, or are a freelance technocrat,you'll want to study Putt's hard-won wisdom and laugh—all the way tothe bank!


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