Last week I was one of the speakers at the 4th CM workshop organized by TOPIC Embedded Systems and Philips Applied Technologies. I spoke about how Web 2.0 technology will have its (change) effect on configuration management. As a speaker, we received a nice presents, a book by John Kotter and Enter Rathgeber:
Most of you know how I hate reading books. So at first I forgot about the book, leaving it in my suitcase for over a week. Today I started reading it, and finishing it! And I love it!
It reminds me of the book Peopleware by DeMarco and Lister which I also read in a single breath, and loved. Peopleware and Our Iceberg is Melting are the only books I read in the last decade that I absolutely love – and finished.
Now you probably wonder what is so special about these books. Well, first of all you should read them yourself. Both books are about people, in case of the Iceberg in the form of a fable with penguins. I had no difficulty whatsoever to project the story on a real life situation at work and real people from work.
Quite often I encounter people like Fred, Alice, the Professor, Buddy and of course NoNo. Unfortunately, I hardly ever encounter talents like Louis, a respected senior manager who knows how to manage how to manage people.
Anyway, take a look at The Iceberg is Melting, it is worth it.