People are messy, unpredictable, and often annoying to interface with, say the authors. This book will help you improve collaboration.

Here are the titles of the six chapters:

  • The Myth of the Genius Programmer
  • Building an Awesome Team Culture
  • Every Boat Needs a Captain
  • Dealing with Poisonous People
  • The Art of Organizational Manipulation
  • Users are People Too

The mission is to help people spend less time fighting and more time creating. There are lots of interesting stories and cute cartoon like pictures. The underlying premise the book is that humility, trust, and respect is what builds effective and collaborative teams. It is an excellent book for folks who are familiar with terms like: CVS (not the drugstore), port (not the drink), proxy (not the stock voting kind), and Apache (not the helicopter). It’s convincing, easy, and fun to read for the right audience.