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Survival of the Savvy

This book suggests a continuum between those who tend to focus on the power of people and those who focus on the power of ideas. In a balanced way, this book makes a case for paying an appropriate level of attention to the power and influence of people, something that can get in the way of those who tend to think that the "best" idea should always prevail without any thought to politics and selling the idea effectively.

I think that this book can be particularly helpful to highly intelligent engineers, technical experts, etc. who might look down on those whom they see as overly political at the expense of being more effective in gaining support for their ideas.