#35 John Sonmez, Soft Skills


Summary
John Sonmez and I discuss his book Soft Skills and the non programming skills developers need.
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Details
Who he is and what he does; life skills, skilling up; getting recognized, start a blog, blog frequently; setting career goals, make the steps small and attainable; what soft skills are, people skills, interacting with others, helping others shine; How to Win Friends & Influence People, a "cure" for shyness; we like to work with nice people; finding the right company, working for a software company vs a non-software company; making friends in the target company, getting intelligence, getting the reference; getting promoted, getting a mentor, acting the part of the position you want, social engineering; burnout, suck it up and get past it; physical and mental health, don't work more than 40 hours a week, "pay yourself first", give yourself the best hour, excess loyalty to a company; books, Code Complete 2, The Clean Coder, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Think and Grow Rich, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life, self-image shapes us.

Book Recommendation
Soft Skills

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Code Complete 2

The Clean Coder

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Think and Grow Rich

Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life

4 thoughts on “#35 John Sonmez, Soft Skills

  1. First time listening to the podcast, great episode. I started following John’s work a few months ago, count me in for the book giveaway!
    Action item? Well, I already started my blog a few months ago (see link above!), but it’s currently on a bit of a hiatus.
    Keep an eye out for the upcoming post this week (about Javascript), and for weekly updates (and a few cool things coming up)!

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