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David Wickes Author

I think it skirts too close to hiring someone who is like me

I agree- the danger of all hiring - we want people who are different, but the same! On reflection, the idea implicit here is that senior developers should read books - should be "readers" who want to read books and to learn things from reading books.

Maybe this is both "too much to ask" and too biased towards people who are like me (not as voracious as I was in my teens I'm afraid to say).

In any case, thanks for sharing your books and pushing back!

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David Wickes Author

(Is Radical Candour good? As a phrase it's always seemed like an excuse for nasty people to be nastier...)

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Angelique

That was exactly what put me off the book when it was recommended to me. It is far, far better than its title and really is much more grounded in wanting to deliver good feedback and doing so from a place rooted in caring about your team.