Lessons Learned: Management and Leadership for a Technical World
Through Experiences Remembered
George C. Moon
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Stories of George Moon's extensive experience in leading technology teams are presented. The stories are written to encourage the reader to think of related experiences and draw out their own set of lessons.
The stories cover periods of chaotic economic fluctuations which challenge individuals and corporations alike. You will read that difficult times help define managers and leaders more clearly than other times in their careers.
"A must read for technical managers!" Will Wilbrink, Principal Architect, Pitney Bowes Business Insight
The book covers George Moon's experiences in the technical management and leadership and what he learned from them rather than lecturing the reader on how they should do something. As such, it allowed me to go back through some of my experiences and revisit them in light of his stories. A very interactive and interesting process where even though the experiences differ in details, the lessons often did not. I recommend the book to anyone seeking insight into their own experiences and the lessons learned.
A must read for anyone in the technology industry!!
Having worked exclusively in the technology industry since cell phones weighed 15 pounds, I can say, without a doubt, that George Moon has more insights into what it takes to be a good manager, but more importantly, a great leader. I had the great fortune to sit in on one of his seminars. I would highly recommend this book AND his seminar to ANYONE wanting to be successful in this competitive technological arena that is growing exponentially each year. This book and his seminar are the keys to becoming a great leader, for, as he quotes Gen. Colin Powell, "Great leaders are made...not born."
Jim Harris, President/CEO
Director, Tucson Regional Office
Arizona Technology Council