"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand whatthey do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."Putt's LawEarly Praise for Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat:"This is management writing the way it ought to be. Think Dilbert, but witha very big brain. Read it and weep. Or laugh, depending on your current jobsituation."Spectral Lines, IEEE Spectrum, April 2006"It's a classic. It reads at first like humor, but one eventually realizesthat it's all true. The first edition changed my life. I loaned my copy toa 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 ofEngineering, 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 inlife 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 readthis terrific book then they will know."Norman R. Augustine, author of Augustine's Laws and retired Chairman & CEOof Lockheed Martin CorporationPutt's Law is as true today as it was when techno-everyman Archibald Puttfirst stated it. Now, in Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat: How toWin in the Information Age, Putt is back with the unvarnished truth aboutsuccess in the modern, technology-driven organization.As you learn the real rules of the technology world, you'll meet suchcharacters as the successful technocrat, Dr. I. M. Sharp. You'll find outhow he wrangles career victories from corporate failures, nearlybankrupting the firm with his projects while somehow emerging the hero.You'll also meet such unfortunates as Roger Proofsworthy, top-levelperfectionist yet low in the hierarchy, and come to understand how heassiduously preserves his spot near the bottom of the totem pole.Whether you work in business, IT, or are a freelance technocrat, you'llwant to study Putt's hard-won wisdom and laughall the way to the bank!

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