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Greenspun on Managing Software Engineers

Shiva Lingham Re:Great Tips (310 comments)

You may want to check out Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner. This is the gentleman who defined and made a study of positive and negative reinforcement, and the gist of this book is that negative reinforcement NEVER works with human beings because it only encourages dishonesty, amongst other things. (Think about the Spartans)

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