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How to Talk to Anyone

I saw this on Twitter, by Anna Vital, called “How to Talk to Programmers”

  1. get to the point fast
  2. show them that you really understand them
  3. assume they’re smarter than you (they are)
  4. whatever the timing is, assume it will be longer
  5. don’t pull the “I’m the business guy” card
  6. specify exactly what you want
  7. finding out what does not work also takes work
  8. only meaningful projects inspire good code
  9. working the brain is just as hard as weightlifting, but invisible

Change the second to last one to “only meaningful projects inspire good work” and it’s basically universal.