This latest book of John Sonmez is an admirable result of self-discipline. The product of an author/programmer who doesn't just preach about doing things, but he shows us the way by example. Maybe the form of his book is unconventional, but he wrote it in a way that would fit his ways of doing things.
You might have read my post about how I organize my activities and I mentioned a kind of a kanban board I use, that I took from Sonmez. His Career Guide is organized into 60 chapters on almost 800 pages so that he could easily broke his tasks down into daily pomodori fitting his kanban board.
So the book is like a huge collection of blog posts - and in fact it is -, but that’s an advantage of it. Luckily the chapters are quite well organized and the book offers you a nice reading experience both by reading cover to cover or by jusdt picking a few chapters.
Obvisouly I don’t want to summarize the 80 chapters here. But if you’d like to know more about the different types of employments, if you want to have another - relevant - opinion on how to advance your career, how to search for a job, how to negotiate, read this book or read a few articles at Simple Programmer.
What I like the most about this book is that the author doesn’t just bullshit around. Sonmez writes about sensitive topics and he shares his own opinions even when they are out of the mainstream. Kudos!