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Willie

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Would you recommend this book?
« on: March 18, 2008, 10:08:03 AM »
Expert CAD Management - The Complete Guide By Robert Green

If you have read it, would you recommend buying this book?

Are there any other books on cad management or standards that you would recommend reading?
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Re: Would you recommend this book?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 12:19:18 PM »
Haven't read it, but I'd recommend it.  I've met Bob, and sat in a number of his classes in the past.
He knows his stuff, and has it boiled down pretty good.
Other CAD Managers that I respect the opinions of say good things about it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 12:40:25 PM »
Ditto to what Birdy said...

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 12:43:16 PM »
I haven't read that particular book, but I have nearly every article Bob has ever written on the subject.  While I don't always agree with his conclusions (imagine that), he does his research and usually provides supporting background for his positions.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 02:44:16 PM »
FWIW, the most valuable things I've learned from him (and his writings) is that the toughest part of CAD Management is the Management part.  That is, dealing with people, and especially upper management.  The software/ technology is the easy part.  YMMV.

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Re: Would you recommend this book?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 02:54:21 PM »
Bob is a pretty good guy .. I have had the occasion to listen to him a few times. If his classes are indicative of his writings, then the book should be a good tool.
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Re: Would you recommend this book?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 12:39:17 AM »
Thanks guys.

It sounds like a good read. And an investment into your future.

I will buy it and read it.

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 09:57:03 AM »
FWIW, the most valuable things I've learned from him (and his writings) is that the toughest part of CAD Management is the Management part.  That is, dealing with people, and especially upper management.  The software/ technology is the easy part.  YMMV.

Oh, man, you've got that right!

Dealing with machines (even virtual machines) is a cakewalk compared to dealing with humans. A machine won't always do what you want the first time, but it eventually yields to logic because logic drives it.

Humans yield to what? Bribes? Power? Groveling and threats? It sure ain't logic.

And the more "elevated" the executive, the shorter the chain of logic one can present with any hope of comprehension; until that ultimate interview with the CEO of a major corporation where the whole thing becomes a series of his questions with no possible acceptable answers, because any real answer would consist of more than six words.

They simply refuse to follow you into the jungle of logic that far.

<Edit: Oooohhh... I shouldn't post before 7:00 AM.  :roll: I'm too cranky at this time of the morning.>
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