Joe Brockmeier shares several anti-patterns for technical leaders. This and more in today's Daily Wrap.
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Joe Brockmeier, reporting from the Monki Gras conference in London, shared management learnings gleaned from Joyent technical leaders, Jason Hoffman, CTO, and Bryan Cantrill, Vice President of Engineering. Of particular interest were their tech leadership anti-patterns. If you've worked for a tech enterprise, you'll probably recognize at least a few of these types.
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