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Well done, this is an area that could use more declarative information and less guesswork. I think there's another question that also needs answering: how do I make myself _want_ to be a manager? A lot of times, the incentives tell the engineer not to bother because the money is already good and you have a decent impact anyway. I'm very interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.





That's a very good question. In the introduction I've said that I've written the book as a way of letting people understand what the role is really like so they can make that decision.

However, I think that I could use a sidebar to the reader to allow them to further question their own motives, and help them make that decision more clearly.




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