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Debugging Teams-Updated version of Team Geek by same authors?

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I just saw the new book Debugging Teams. I did a quick scan of the table of contents. This seems like another version of their previous book Team Geek that I bought from O'Reilly. Is that correct? Why the rename? I almost bought the book twice. Thanks
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  • I’m sad
    Can anyone answer this question? Seems misleading to offer the same book twice.
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  • Hi Evita,

    I'm sorry for the delay in getting an answer for you. Debugging Teams is the second edition of Team Geek, and is updated Here is the Forward to the Second Edition:
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    The first edition of this book, Team Geek, proved to be a great success. In the four
    years since it was published there seems to be more widespread recognition of
    the importance of teamwork in business. In some places, collaboration is now
    being taught as part of college curriculums and leadership training classes (often
    using our book!).
    But we also came to realize that the first edition of the book was perhaps a bit
    too focused on software engineering, so we’ve expanded this second edition to be
    more accessible to a nontechnical audience—hence the title change to Debugging
    Teams. While we still draw on engineering examples, there’s less focus on nittygritty
    details of software development tools. We’ve expanded and generalized a
    number of our explanations throughout the book based on continuous feedback
    from readers. We’ve also added sections on more recent topics, such as open
    seating plans, imposter syndrome, and newer communication and leadership
    techniques.
    We hope this expansion will have a broader appeal and impact across multiple
    industries.

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    I hope that helps,
    Chris Olson
    O'Reilly Customer Service
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  • Thanks so much for the response. I thought I was missing something. While the new book does sound interesting, being in IT their first edition of the book was just perfect for me! Hope the new edition sells well :)
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