Another great essayist – Scott Berkun

Scott has written several essays and I managed to read a few. I landed on his site through his excellent essay on “how to give and receive criticism“. His essay on How to manage smart people is superb. There are many smart people who can do things well and there are many smart people who can write things well, but there are few smart people who can write well, things that they do well. Scott is one of those few people.


  1. Anonymous said June 4, 2005, 1:09 am:

    Interesting write up on management style. IMHO, it boils down to managing through influence vs. managing by power, and the former yeilds better results mos of the time.


  2. Anonymous said June 5, 2005, 5:10 pm:

    Good point Ganesh. The former is certainly the more effecive but a harder one to master and use and hence much rarer.