Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Code Te Ching - Verse 40

Good developers are often defiant.
    But the best understand the true role of management.
Good managers are often decisive.
    But the best understand the true role of management.

What is the true role of management?
It cannot be defined, only described:
    To shield good developers from the chaotic world of business.
    To ensure good developers get what they need.
    To empower good developers making good decisions.
    To entitle good developers to the credit they deserve.
    To help good developers stay centered.

The wise manager is ambitionless.
He does his work and quietly steps back.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bullshit.

Eric said...

It's more convincing if you suffix an argument with 'Q.E.D.'