I love a good self-help book. George Moon’s “Lessons Learned” is a memoir of his experiences in development and management during more than 30 years in R&D. Each story concludes with a collection of the lessons he learned as a result of that specific situation. When my wife bought me the book at a recent meet-the-author event, she suspected that I would relate to George’s tales – and I did. Like George, I have over 30 years of R&D development and management experience.
While the technologies are different, I found myself saying, “this is just like the time when…” The book is an easy read, and even though I had no familiarity with George’s R&D area, I always understood the lessons.
For someone new to technical management, there are many excellent lessons here. This is not a book on development techniques or processes. It is more like sitting down with George over a pint, listening to fables and the morals each story conveys. I read the book in two days and had trouble putting it down.
Management and Leadership for a Technical World
Through Experiences Remembered
George C. Moon, M.Sc., P.Eng.