- Hardcover: 119 pages
- Publisher: SelectBooks; 1st edition (September 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590791029
- ISBN-13: 978-1590791028
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,927,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond Code: Learn to distinguish yourself in 9 simple steps! Hardcover – September 1, 2005
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Read this book as if your life depends on it. It does. -- From the Foreword by Tom Peters
About the Author
An entrepreneur, business leader and acclaimed author, Rajesh Setty wrote his first novel at the age of nine. Most of Setty's career has involved managing people and projects in India, Malaysia, Singapore, France and United States. In late 2000, Rajesh co-founded CIGNEX and served as its President and CEO until May of 2005.
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Another common theme in the book that I found itriguing was that almost all practical steps required you to take help from a friend, mentor, partner in order to put into practice your regimen. This is a very valuable contribution of the book which is missing in most of the other books of this genre.
The appeal of the book is significantly enhanced by the personal touch and sincerity of the author. I am sure a lot of readers from the software,high-tech industry will relate to these anecdotes.
There are some aspects that I would have certainly liked to see enhanced or modified. The first and foremost is a deeper level of discussion about the basis of the book and how the author arrived at the 9 steps. The common philosophical basis of the 9 steps is somewhat missing in the book.
Another area is the quotes at the beginning of each chapter which at least I dont find unique or particularly relevant. It would have been perhaps better to keep with the book theme of personal anecdotes and instead of quotes to include a little longer stories about other people.
Overall this is a very useful and intriguing book from Rajesh Setty and I look forward to reading his other books or blogs.
Rajesh shows the value of differentiating yourself as an IT professional, instead of becoming a commodity. He goes on to explain in a simple, step by step way, how to achieve that. In fact, the simplicity of the message can be decieving.
I do believe it is critical to set ourselves apart as IT professionals. Competition is no longer just regional or national but on a global level. If we allow ourselves to be classified as widgets and sell our servies as commodities (e.g. Senior Java Developer, Project Manager 2) then we are certain to be paid less and less over time and to be treated as cattle.
This approach is something I have been working on since reading The Brand You 50 book from Tom Peters. Rajesh picked up where Tom left off and targeted his book to IT professionals. He shares his ideas, action steps, and personal stories to inspire you to make positive changes.
The challenge with books like this one is that simply reading the book does nothing. You have to put the material to work to create changes in your life. I like that Rajesh includes a simple exercise at the end of each chapter. These exercises include an accountability partner so that readers will follow through and complete the exercise. I confess that I breezed through the book without completing the exercise. I do intend to go back through, prioritize, and tackle the exercises that will help me the most.
Brief Review: By Diana Rohini LaVigne, Indian Life & Style Magazine ([...])
There's no mystery why Tom Peters endorsed Rajesh Setty's newest book, Beyond Code. This simple step-by-step method provides a clear path to distinguish yourself in the workplace but continues to incorporate your entire lifestyle. His understanding of the impact of first impressions and the power of listening is nothing short of impressive.
Every executive or professional looking to make a change is never short on workload and always running short on time. Beyond Code provides a reading format complimentary to those with an overly busy lifestyle by offering clear, concise short chapters that minimizes use of jargon and useless propaganda that other self-help guides tend to lean towards. Instead, this reading treasure delivers powerful messages directly and allows the reader to use their time doing exercises to improve instead of trying to finish lengthy, wordy chapters. Setty values the reader's time.
The fast-reading pages are ideal for entrepreneurs, professionals looking for something more, business and engineering graduate students and anyone interested in personal and professional development. I can't think of anyone who this book wouldn't make an impact on. I'd highly recommend this 119-page primer to all readers.
I picked up my boss's complimentary book, Beyond Code, for the weekend read and was so intrigued, had to order a book for my child, an engineering student. The title could be misleading, as though it was meant only for techies. It is a great book for anyone who wishes to do better in this life time in career and personal life.
All the exercises were great to read, but honestly did not make me to start at it right away. Some I was already doing it, decided to notch it up a little. I wanted to read all the chapters and hence did not attempt to do the exercises right away. When I finished the book, it felt like too many exercises.
I started discussing this book and exercises with friends and my child and the exercises were lingering in mind.
Then, while setting my plans for this New Year 2006, this book helped to set realistic, achievable targets. This can help every one of us to raise our bar to greater achievements for our own self and in turn could be a guide for others who see the `change for the better' in us.