I just picked up You.next(): Move Your Software Development Career to the Leadership Track which (at the time of this writing) is priced at $2 for the Kindle edition vs $16 for the paperback editiion. It is a very down-to-earth discussion and notes on software engineers making the leap from staying technical and doing what they do well into the mysterious black art of software engineering management.
This book has changed my point of view on managerial roles in software engineering and definitely makes it seem less like a career move towards total brain-rot. ;)
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