High Stakes no prisoners
Any feedback/comments on this book to share?
Former Frontpage user
Comments on what now ?
"High St@kes, No Prisoners" is a book by the founder of Vermier, who developed Frontpage and sold it to Microsoft.
thought to self - can't wait to see the Phil Greenspun story on the rise and fall of ArsDigita
tapiwa, I've received an advance copy of that book, and I'll post it here for your convenience.
I finished reading it, put it down and was struck by the thought that, contrary to popular public opinion, there are people on earth that spend a higher percentage of their time in arguments than I do... and this guy is one of them.
What do you want to know? Basically, all industry programmers should read books like this to know how to handle management types, and how to calm a crying CEO.
Made an excellent argument for having a CEO who really understands technology. Ferguson was no coder, but he grok'ed the tech and it showed.
The book was interesting, but I thought that some discipline from a good editor would have helped make it more readable and about half as long. For example, I lost count of how many times he said that Barksdale was nice but out of his depth. On the other hand, that would have meant some poor editor arguing with this guy about changes to the text, and I can't imagine many people having the strength/patience to do that.
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