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.
- The Manifesto
- No Ego
- Healthy Body
- Having the Right Goals
Single Core Brain
- Unnecessary Communication
- Hyperthreading your Work Tasks
- Just Five Minutes
- Pomodoro Technique
- “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
- Be Wary of the Cloud
- IT Disaster Plan
- Life Disaster Plan
- 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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