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Guidelines for Geek Management

A post on slashdot.com points out an outline for managing geeks by Eric Schmidt. If Schmidt still carries these management beliefs, then Google’s success at wooing technologists should be expected. This guideline suggests that any tech company that intends to benefit from innovation requires in-house developers. He also restates the widely accepted software engineering observation that bigger development teams result in less productivity overall. Schmidt is direct in his analysis of geeks, and he prescribes sound practices to take advantage of their characteristics for the maximization of their productivity and manageability.

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