Campbell Ritchie wrote:… which is a common saying on this side of the Pond, whose meaning should be obvious.
You tell us in the book how you managed to earn money from rents, and also how you resisted the usual young person's temptation to spend all the money you have.
Do you think everybody can emulate what you achieved, or only some people, or everybody partially?
Campbell Ritchie wrote:What sort of stage has the book got to? If those of us who have no soft skills learn to type fast enough to give feedback, will that alter what you finally write?
Sorry have been too busy the last couple of days to post here.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:I know a few husband and wife teams, even a pair of performers who are married to each other, so do you think there are particular problems working with one's spouse?
I know another woman who threatened to retire if her department and mine were ever merged. “You've got David in your department and I would sooner retire than work in the same department as him.”
Names have been changed to protect the guilty!
Jan de Boer wrote:I plus Ben here. You cannot really learn them, and if you do, you commit a little treason to your own person. I am perfectly aware of my faults in social skills. I am a rebel, during conversation I say things that are considered very funny and amusing by most, but insulting by some. Mostly I pull the legs of the management. Especially in a hierarchic company, I am considered an unpredictable danger. I try to behave myself, but if I censor myself, I feel deathly unhappy, and I don't say much at all. I am terrible in neutral polite conversation, and have been for 20 years. It's not going to change I think.
M K Rayapudi wrote:Hi John,
It seems to be you covered everything in the book (from ABOUT THE BOOK: advice to developers on important "soft" subjects like career and productivity, personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships)
Can you please answer my question below (Are these covered in the book ?)
For a S/W Developer, what is the right age for