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snydeq writes: Managing talented techies can be tricky business. Unfortunately, too many managers resort to time-worn stereotypes: Techies eat nothing but pizza, care about nothing but technology, live by night, are barely able to communicate with other bipeds, and are the antithesis of creative. 'The trouble is in separating the myths from the wisdom when it comes to getting the most from highly trained technology professionals. Here are eight commonly held misperceptions about managing the techie set. If you're among the (mis)managed, perhaps you can persuade your boss to read this.'
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Geek Management Myths

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Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.