I was given my first copy of this book when I was a contractor at IBM. The manager that loaned it to me was a good person and an effective leader, manager and architect. I ripped through parts of the book and gave up. Brooks is a fine writer but some of the stories were just a little too slow. Also, for my taste, once you acknowledge that the writer is credible and provides reasonable references then I get lost in the arguing over the minutia.
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