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The Gift of Time: Essays in Honor of Gerald M. Weinberg on his 75th birthday, ed. Fiona Charles

Successful consultants and managers present their perspectives on lessons learned from Gerald M. Weinberg. Produced as a celebration of Jerry Weinberg’s still-flourishing career, The Gift of Time is at once a tribute to a remarkable and influential consultant, teacher and author, an introduction to his work, and a collection of lively and interesting essays describing practical strategies and techniques that the contributors have applied and extended in their own work...(Reviews and a full description.)

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