Summary of How to Spot and Magnify the Powers of Your Engineering Superheroes

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If you had to pick a superhero with whom to identify, would you consider yourself a “Flash” or more of an “Aquaman”? First Round Review meets with entrepreneur Lloyd Tabb to discuss the four “superhero” personality types he associates with software engineers. Along with a description of the main “superpowers” of each superhero, Tabb also explains how to keep each type happy and inspired. He closes the loop with suggestions for how to manage each of the four critical personalities. getAbstract recommends this article to senior leaders at start-up technology companies, as well as developers looking to better understand their own professional goals and motivations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What four “superhero” personality types define software engineers,
  • What strengths and weaknesses each superhero type exhibits, and
  • How to keep each type motivated and engaged.
 

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First Round is a venture capital firm that specializes in supplying seed-capital to tech start-ups.

 

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Entrepreneur Lloyd Tabb identifies the four “superhero” personality types he associates with software engineers. The first step in unleashing the “the powers” of a technical team lies in a close analysis of who exactly makes up the team. Aligning each member with a role matching his or her “superpower...

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