Interesting sounding book, Managing Humans:
This book isn't just about management, it's about creating places where people can comfortably build stuff. It's about what to do during the first ninety days of your new gig, and explains why you should pick a fight, because bright people often yell at each other.No kidding. JPL was something of a technically hostile environment. I think because a lot of the people were smart, and those people often tended to be passionate too.