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I Want The Jacks Not The Balls

April 11, 2014

Management Rules That Make No Sense #7

It’s not what you think.

Rodney M Bliss

The best developer to ever work for me did not come highly recommended. Sure, he was recommended, but frankly the recommendation came with a caveat, “Great developer, spotty work history.” The fact was he had never stayed at a company for longer than a few months. I think his shortest stint was actually measured in hours.

Dave ( came to work for me when I was the Executive Vice President of Agile Studios. RESMARK was our biggest client, but we did lots of other projects as well. We had a President, I was the EVP and we had a guy, Bob, in charge of the developers. Dave was hired as a code monkey. He jumped in and started making a difference right away. I started pulling him more toward the RESMARK development. Now, technically Bob was in charge of all our development projects, but Bob was a little…

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