Weekly Review 2017 Week 13

Posted on April 5, 2017 by Alexey Shmalko
Tags: review

This is my sixth review.

This week:

Rust

Futures

Rust futures are cool. I have an idea to port them to an embedded platform, or at least use them extensively. So far I’m just studying sources.

Nix

Security

Programming in Emacs Lisp

I continue reading Programming in Emacs Lisp, though it comes slowly.

Misc

Offline reading

Managing for People Who Hate Managing

I have finished reading Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success By Being Yourself by Devora Zack. The book is very fun to read.

The book mostly addresses people communication and ignores project planning, etc. As far as I see, the main idea is applying MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to management. You should not treat others as you would want them to treat you, but treat them as they want to be treated. Different people require different approaches. (e.g., thinking types prefer getting to the business directly and hate small talks, while feeling types prefer other way around.)

The ideas are familiar to me as I’ve been digging into Socionics (an alternative theory of personality type) for quite some time.