Techlogy is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do t manage, and those who manage what they do t understand. -Putt's Law Early Praise for Putt's Law and the Successful Techcrat: This is management writing the way it ought to be. Think Dilbert, but with a very big brain. Read it and weep. Or laugh, depending on your current job situation. -Spectral Lines, IEEE Spectrum, April 2006 It's a classic. It reads at first like humor, but one eventually realizes that it's all true. The first edition changed my life. I loaned my copy to a subordinate at IBM, and he didn't return it to me until he was my boss. -Dave Thompson, PhD, IBM Fellow (retired), Member National Academy of Engineering, and IEEE Fellow Putt's humor ranges from sharp to whimsical and is always on target. Readers will be reminded of many personal experiences and of lessons in life they wish they had learned earlier in their careers. -Eric Herz, former IEEE executive director and general manager Anyone who thinks 'engineering management' is an oxymoron needs to read this terrific book - then they will kw. -Norman R. Augustine, author of Augustine's Laws and retired Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation Putt's Law is as true today as it was when tech-everyman Archibald Putt first stated it. Now, in Putt's Law and the Successful Techcrat: How to Win in the Information Age, Putt is back with the unvarnished truth about success in the modern, techlogy-driven organization. As you learn the real rules of the techlogy world, you'll meet such characters as the successful techcrat, Dr. I. M. Sharp. You'll find out how he wrangles career victories from corporate failures, nearly bankrupting the firm with his projects while somehow emerging the hero. You'll also meet such unfortunates as Roger Proofsworthy, top-level perfectionist yet low in the hierarchy, and come to understand how he assiduously preserves his spot near the bottom of the totem pole. Whether you work in business, IT, or are a freelance techcrat, you'll want to study Putt's hard-won wisdom and laugh-all the way to the bank!
ARCHIBALD PUTT is the pseudonym of a man whose contributions in science, engineering, and R&D management are well known. He has served on government advisory committees, managed basic and applied research, and held executive positions in a large multinational corporation. He received his PhD degree from a leading institute of technology and has served as president of an international technical society. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles.
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