Some of the information technology trends suggest that gaps still exist between and within leaders, security professionals and technology professionals. These gaps are actually failures of these three groups to convince each other of the extent of the losses (costs) that could be incurred if they do not properly protect their resources or fail to choose to implement and maintain the technologies that their businesses require, which seems to be the main reason why legitimate individuals, organizations and governments are still losing many of their battles, and much of their money, to the ever-evolving cyber threats and ever-buggy software systems. We discuss the gaps that exist among leadership, technology professionals, and cybersecurity professionals. We then take a look at the options that leadership, cybersecurity professionals and technology professionals have to bridge these gaps today and in the future.
Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp´s perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp´s adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness. Whether you´re an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you-and help you survive and prosper amid the general craziness of dysfunctional bright people caught up in the chase of riches and power. Scattered in repose among these manic misfits are managers, an even stranger breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the futures and the bank accounts of many others. Lopp´s straight-from-the-hip style is unlike that of any other writer on management and leadership. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn´t. But they are magically instructive and yield Lopp´s trenchant insights on leadership that cut to the heart of the matter-whether it´s dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion. Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. You need a book to help you do it, and this is it. What You´ll Learn Lead engineers Handle conflict Hire well Motivate employees Manage your boss Discover how to say no Understand different engineering personalities Build effective teams Run a meeting well Scale teams Who This Book Is For Managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bytes for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.