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People Matter!

An IT Manifesto

About the Book

Many IT books focus on processes, or on pieces of software, or workflows.

This book is different.

It focuses on the people behind the monitors, yourself and your users. People are more important than computers, and IT work focused on serving the needs of people can be empowering and life-affirming in a way that few other disciplines can. People Matter! is a field guide to this somewhat forgotten territory.

About the Author

Cameron Seebach
Cameron Seebach

Cameron happened to fall into NaNoWriMo 2013, and was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was. His debut serial, Garbage Day, is a strange almagamation of pulp science fiction and SWAT-like tactical missions.

He lives in Glendale, California, and is the founding editor of Sinfonia Books.

Table of Contents

  • The Manifesto
  • Reflection
    • No Ego
    • Healthy Body
    • Having the Right Goals
  • Single Core Brain
    • Unnecessary Communication
    • Hyperthreading your Work Tasks
    • Baggage
    • Just Five Minutes
    • Pomodoro Technique
  • Your Practice
    • “May” and “Thank You”
    • Doing Rounds
    • Working an Issue
    • Good Communication
    • Reading Deeply
    • Two Heads are Better
    • Remote is Remotely Effective
    • Planning your Office Hours
    • Deploying Anything
    • Clean Up Your Space
    • Organizing Network Storage
    • Two Minute Problems
    • Learn to Program
  • Lifestyle and Choices
    • People Care about Small Things
    • Don’t Dress Down
    • Experiments and Sacrificial CPUs
    • Finding the Right Job
    • Giving Back
    • Sunglasses
    • Be Wary of the Cloud
    • IT Disaster Plan
    • Life Disaster Plan
    • Hobbies
    • When and How to Party
    • Talking Politics and Religion
    • A Balanced Group of Friends
    • Make Friends with Building Staff
    • Don’t Complain
    • Free is Beautiful
    • How to Walk
    • The Car you Rode In On
    • Break the Bubble
  • Life is Too Short for Bad Wine

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