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I Wish I Had Bought the Kindle Edition
on March 29, 2013
I wish I could have bought the Kindle edition, because then I could have counted how many times the author says "Me, I, my, and mine" instead of "Us, we, our, and and ours." It was enough to make me question his objectivity and credibility as I read.
Don't get me wrong, the book is a good (and an easy) read. But as others have written here, Joe Sutter spends a lot of his time telling us what a great lead engineer he was, and how it was HE who made it all work. To be fair, he does credit his engineering team ("The Incredibles") on occasion, but I tired of being reminded of how it was he who made it all happen. (And there are hints that those over him saw some of that, as he complains in the book to have been excluded from meetings.)
If you are interested in aviation, and if you have a fascination for the B747, by all means read it. You will enjoy it. But if you are reading to discover an author with any modicum of humility, you wont' find it here.