The Best and Worst Tech-Book Publishers?
No Starch Press has been known to do ok with their authors.
Narcissistic College Graduates In the Workplace?
The 'me' decade (the 1980s) saw a similar set of expectations (maybe couched differently and with more pastel fashion, but essentially an entitlement gap emerged).
I suspect what is being observed now is the same type of pop culture fallout to some degree.
Hunting Bad CIOs In Their Natural Environment
...some of the more stellar behaviors I have seen over the years;
- No knowledge of actual standards (including refusal to believe in almost any Open Source options, the only one he agrees to is the MySQL boxen because he has no choice)
- No actual technical knowledge. Claims to have been in management so long, its all antiquated. To which I wonder how you can be useful as anything other than a glorified secretary if you do not actually understand anything about your operating environment.
- Fixation on paperwork-generating processes as a crutch against ineptitude and poor planning.
- Completely devoid of a spine, and buckles like wet cardboard under any pressure from the COO, who is the only person more staggeringly incompetent than he is.
- Is having an affair with the director of HR (possibly as a job-saving measure).
If you cannot actually do your job, I suppose your next best thing is to posture and be project your stupidity as some kind of avant-garde performance art.