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  • By: Will Larson
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management

By: Will Larson
Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
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Summary

There's a saying that people don't leave companies, they leave managers. Management is a key part of any organization, yet the discipline is often self-taught and unstructured. Getting to the good solutions of complex management challenges can make the difference between fulfillment and frustration for teams, and, ultimately, the success or failure of companies.
 

Will Larson's An Elegant Puzzle orients around the particular challenges of engineering management - from sizing teams to technical debt to succession planning - and provides a path to the good solutions. Drawing from his experience at Digg, Uber, and Stripe, Will Larson has developed a thoughtful approach to engineering management that leaders of all levels at companies of all sizes can apply. An Elegant Puzzle balances structured principles and human-centric thinking to help any leader create more effective and rewarding organizations for engineers to thrive in.

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©2019 Stripe Press (P)2019 Stripe Press

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is this really a human narrating?

this doesn't feel like a human narrating but a text to speech! No emotion whatsoever.

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Good primer on Systems Engineering Management

Excellent overview of material that's relevant to current dev managers. Let down by robotic sounding narrator who obviously isn't technical, based on pronunciation of some technical terms

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Good book badly narrated

The book has makes some really good points and has great takeaways for any engineering leader, but it’s narrated so poorly. It sounds like an AI, no personality. It makes it difficult to follow sometimes.

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Good book. Poor narration.

The narration sounds like an AI bot with no emotion and no varying tones. Doesn’t help with focus.

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