- Title: “The Effective Engineer: The Guide to Producing
Disproportionate Results with Your Time and Effort in Software
- Author: Edmond Lau
- 6”x 9” paperback, approximately 250 pages, to be sold digitally
and on Amazon Createspace.
- Original source files for a front cover, back cover, and spine
- The title “The Effective Engineer” must be easily readable when
cover is shrunk to a thumbnail (100px by 150px).
- I want a clean and modern design. I like thin and compact
typography on the cover of Lean In:
Here are some ideas from the book to help inspire your design:
Readers will learn to:
- be more effective,
- get more things done,
- have a bigger impact on the world with less time and energy,
- make fewer mistakes by learning lessons from other engineers,
- grow more and learn more.
One key concept in the book is to focus your energy on activities
that can be productivity multipliers. For example, if I spend 1% of
my work hours training an engineer, that can multiply because that
engineer might be much more productive for his or her other 99% of
hours. Or if I automate something, that keeps paying off going
I call this concept _leverage_, like a lever that you'd use to move a
large rock. I attached an image of a guy using a lever moving a large
object to illustrate what I mean -- the lever acts as a multiplier
for his force.