If You Need an EA, It's Already Too Late
In an early-stage startup, it's common wisdom that hiring should be constrained to engineers and designers for as long as possible. But it really ain't so. Founders should make an assistant part of their early team so that they're time is focused on what matters...
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
Michael’s worked in engineering at Apple and Palantir, and this book is a compilation of posts from his blog Rands in Repose. It’s chock full of tactical advice on managing people: how to do 1:1s; how to think about comp; etc. It’s not breakthrough research, just really valuable info and tricks from someone who’s managed high-performing engineering teams.