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Geeks are, well, special people.  They don’t think like normal people and they get excited over the strangest things.  I’m not making fun of geeks since I’m firmly in that fraternity myself.  One thing I can tell you having run some large companies with geeks on […]

Microsoft-1978Geeks are, well, special people.  They don’t think like normal people and they get excited over the strangest things.  I’m not making fun of geeks since I’m firmly in that fraternity myself.  One thing I can tell you having run some large companies with geeks on staff is that because of the traits above geeks can be a real handful to manage.  Russ Mitchell of FastCompany has written a great article, “How to manage geeks”.  Russ shares the things you need to know about geeks to successfully manage them and provides good tips for keeping them working well with the entire team that includes non-geeks.  It’s a good read that anyone who is in a position to supervise techies would be wise to give a read.  Besides, that’s a great title. 

  1. There is a similar article “Managing Clever People” in the current edition of Harvard Business Review:
    http://harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu/b01/en/common/item_detail.jhtml?id=R0703D

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  2. dear geeks why are u so geeky and dumb aslo all the times

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