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Posted on: Friday, 20 August 2010 by Rajiv Popat

Based on criticism of the last chapter I ended up taking it offline. One of the things that I learnt about writing while doing this book is that you need to give each chapter some soak time where it just sits on your hard disk and you spend days looking at it, refining stuff, adding stuff and most importantly, removing stuff. This chapter is my attempt at doing that. The chapter has been made to soak for few days and has been edited with considerable effort.

The purpose of the chapter is to introduce you to the idea of builders without a lot of preaching.

As always, we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to drop us a comment, send a tweet @thousandtyone, email me, ping me or call me if you have anything to say regarding this chapter or the book in general.

Now go get a copy of the chapter here.

If you are interested in the other chapters that have been drafted so far you can also take a look at the table of contents.

Thursday, 26 August 2010 22:03:12 UTC
Here is something for you to think about before you start jotting down the rest of your book

How long have people as a race - human beings essentially - been building large structural monuments? How long have people as a race - human beings again been building computer software?
Saturday, 28 August 2010 17:46:45 UTC
I was hoping to see this comment so it is good you made it. Allows me to clarify. Most people will tell you it is about the time of the industry and the maturity is has achieved. To some extent that might be true, but I am currently seeing a hugely successful software project at work when another building right in front of our office is struggling to get built since they are running out of funds. They are also fairly sloppy in their construction.

If you count the housing projects and the delays that they go through you will realize that it is usually about the people who build stuff not just the industry in which they are working. Some get stuff done while others whine.



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