My book is on sale!

Folks,

I did a thing and it is now available for sale from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine bookstores.

The I.T. Leader’s Handbook is a book for current and aspiring IT leaders. From the back cover:

Is your IT department working harder than ever and still falling behind? Does the organization have unreasonable expectations and tightening budgets? Do you have a strong understanding of your company’s needs and priorities?

Drawing on over 25 years of IT experience, John has learned that leading the IT department is more than just understanding technology. You must also understand the Business and the People and how everything works together.

The IT Leaders’ Handbook will get you going in the right direction in four major areas: Foundations, Business, People, and Technology. Concepts like Focus & Finish, Square Root Of Change, and Proactivity Is Overrated, along with real-world advice, will help you raise your game and be a better IT Leader. In his personable style of writing, John uses triathlons, race cars, alligators, and sailing ships to present concepts that are straightforward to understand and powerful to implement.

If you want a book about the latest technology, this is not that book. If you want a book that will give you useful information on leading the IT department, regardless of your technology stack, then grab your favorite beverage, settle back in a comfortable chair, and let’s start the journey.

The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google’s Bug-Hunting Badass | WIRED

“There was such a clear, direct impact,” Stone says of her Android-focused work. “I find these potentially harmful apps, I flag the malware, and the defense we develop propagates to 2.8 billion devices. It was just such a massive, tangible impact that most people don’t get in their jobs.”

The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google’s Bug-Hunting Badass | WIRED

This is a really cool article. I’ve always thought that there were those on the good side of the fight, but they don’t seem to be as worthy of news reports.