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I already own the book. Why should I read it?

David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

I'm a bibliovore; can't be helped. But my stack of books to read is... daunting. For someone with 20 years experience, a pretty good handle on technology and where he wants to head, and both short- and medium-term plans, what will be the primary benefit to me from reading it?

(Uh... so don't count this post as an entry :)
Sam Lightstone

Joined: Apr 21, 2010
Posts: 22
Hi David

Making it Big in Software is a book about how to make the most of a career in software. I wrote the book because many of the things we need to know and do in order to be successful aren;t taught in school, and more broadly aren't taught anywhere. I wanted the book to be useful and meaningful to people at different stages of their careers, so I divided the book into three sections: Fundaments, Leadership and Greatness. There's something in it for everyone. As well, regardless of what the reader already knows the interviews are great fun, including some pretty colorful personalities!

Why should you read it? A great way to advance yourself and grow to greater heights, and to hear ideas and historical anecdotes from some of the biggest names in the industry.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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And it's a faster read than other computer books so more information for your time. I found it useful both for myself and in terms of what to think about when mentoring more junior developers.

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