Michael Lopp

Michael Lopp is a veteran Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and products at historic companies such as Slack, Borland, Netscape, Palantir, Pinterest, and Apple. When he’s not deeply concerned with staying relevant, he writes about leadership, bridges, superheroes, and humans at the popular weblog Rands in Repose. He currently works at Apple. This is the way.

Michael has written three books. His first book “Managing Humans” now in its 4th edition, is a popular guide to the art of leadership and clearly explains that while you will be rewarded for what you build, your success is only because of your people. His second book, “The Software Developers Career Handbook,” is a career handbook for leaders and engineers alike. Michael’s third book, Small Things, Done Well, explains how focusing on the small parts of leadership is critical to becoming a better leader.

Michael rides bikes which each have names, wonders about semicolons, drinks red wine, and tries to understand how forests work amongst the redwoods of Northern California because curiosity is how you grow.