Additional Resources

Thanks to the suggestion of Pat Kua ( we are now collecting all the resources we used to write our book in medium posts for easier access (especially for those, who bought the print version) . We will start with all the links in ‘Additional Resources”, the next post will contain all the links we mentioned in the actual text.

Chapter 1: Scaling Hiring: Growing the Team

Chapter 2: Scaling Hiring: Interviews and Hiring Decisions

Chapter 3: Scaling Hiring: How to Close, Onboard, and Beyond

Chapter 4: People Management — Getting started

  • High Output Management”, Andy Grove. Perhaps the most efficient education in technical management in existence. For example, a complex issue, rendered simple: “A manager’s output = the output of his organization + the output of the neighboring organizations under his influence.”
  • Peopleware”, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. Perhaps more humane than Grove, but just as insightful. “The business we’re in is more sociological than technological, more dependent on workers’ abilities to communicate with each other than their abilities to communicate with machines.”
  • Mythical Man-Month”, Frederick Brooks. His influence can’t be understated. Get the edition with the “No Silver Bullet” essay added on.
  • Managing Humans”, Michael Lopp. A collection of bite-sized essays, as thought-provoking as they are delicious.
  • Leading Snowflakes”, Oren Ellenbogen. Focused specifically on helping engineers make the transition to engineering management.
  • Drive”, by Daniel H. Pink. His motivational framework of Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose was a major influence on the content of this book.
  • First, Break All The Rules”, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. What separates great managers from the rest? Read this book to find out.

Chapter 6: Scaling the Organisation

Chapter 7: Scaling the Organisation: Delivery Teams:

Chapter 10: Scaling Communication: The Complexity of Scale and Distance

Chapter 11: Scaling Communication — Communicating at Scale