Thanksgiving Wishes – Please download the full version of “Beyond Code” FREE

Thanksgiving Wishes – Please download the full version of “Beyond Code” FREE

By Rajesh Setty on Sun 16 Nov 2008, 7:37 PM – 27 Comments

This Thanksgiving I wanted to do something that is timely and meaningful. So I convinced my publishers that I will give away the full version of my book “Beyond Code” (foreword by Tom Peters) for free. Thanks to Kenzi Sugihara at Select Books, at this end of this post you will see a link to download the full version of the book for FREE.

Here is the background:

I have been talking about the “people problems” because of outsourcing for a while. Here are a few links from the past:

Jan 21, 2007: The dilemma for Bangalore software industry

May 05, 2007: If Bangalore really wants to be the Silicon Valley of India…

Aug 25, 2007: Over-compensated to death

I always believed that the best way to kill someone is to over-compensate him or her for mediocre work. The person won’t look for something better as the money is good. Mediocrity will make the person rusty and when the time comes to look for a job outside, the skills won’t be sufficient to land a job elsewhere. So basically the person is STUCK.

You can see the effects of problems with announcements of layoffs in several places in India.

A few years ago, I wrote “Beyond Code” to address the exact same problem. For a technology person to succeed, the coding skills are only a beginning. They are like an entry ticket to the park. One can’t rest with the coding skills alone. For long-term success, the person has to look “Beyond Code” – mostly related to the people side of things.

So, in “Beyond Code” you won’t see a piece of code (except on the cover of the American edition) – it’s all about what someone should do “beyond code” to succeed.

Today, you are welcome to download the “full version” of “Beyond Code” below. If you already own a hard copy, thank you and you may know someone who might need it. Please pass it along.

Beyond Code – full version – FREE (PDF, 3.8MB)

(you will see the download link on the left menu)

Happy Thanksgiving all of you!


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27 Comments so far, Add Yours

Ashwin  on November 16th, 2008

Thanks for the wonderful gesture :)

Rajesh Setty  on November 16th, 2008

You are very welcome Ashwin.

Thank you for all your support.

Have a great week ahead.



Tanmay Vora  on November 16th, 2008

Hi Rajesh, Thanks so much for this – I always waited for this to happen. Your blog/audio interviews etc. did give me a gist of what the book is all about – but it is like knowing a person only from outside. One has to read/re-read the book to know it completely and be one with the subject. I think this free version would enable me to do exactly that.

Thanks again.

Rajesh Setty  on November 16th, 2008

You are welcome Tanmay. You have a great week ahead.



Manohar P  on November 17th, 2008

Thanks a ton, Rajesh! I, along with other readers of your book, will immensely benefit.

Rajesh Setty  on November 17th, 2008

You are very welcome and thank you for taking the time to post a comment.

Have a great week ahead.



Venkk Sastry  on November 17th, 2008

Thank you so much for sharing Raj.



Rajesh Setty  on November 17th, 2008

You are very welcome Venkk. Have a great week ahead.



Phil Gerbyshak  on November 17th, 2008

Raj – as always, you are such a giving person. Thank you for enriching my life, with this gift, and with your friendship. I’ll be sharing this soon with my readers too!

Madhu  on November 17th, 2008

Hi Rajesh,

Thanks a lot for sharing this book.

It’s a nice gift at right point of time.

I am sure some more will be benefited out of this.

Best Regards


Rajesh Setty  on November 17th, 2008

Thank you for your kind comments Phil and Madhu.

You both have a great weekend.



Ananth  on November 18th, 2008


Thanks for the free copy of the book. I have started reading it, the book contains gems of wisdom.Ofcourse it takes a lot of work to get what is expected out of the book, i am really thankful for you gesture. Will update you of my progress after I read it and apply them. Thank you.

Rajesh Setty  on November 18th, 2008

Thank you Ananth.

I agree with you that there is a lot of “work”involved.

I have always said that – “you got to pay the price now or you will pay the price later for not paying the price now”

And it is best if you pay the price when you are young as you will have a lot more energy then.

Have a great week ahead.



Juan Jose Zapico  on November 18th, 2008

Hi Rajesh,

Thanks a lot for sharing your book.

I will comment it on my humble blog when I finished reading it.

Best regards.

Juan Z.

Sandeep  on November 18th, 2008

Hi Rajesh,

Thanks for this wonderful “gift”.

I am one of your fans & I agree with the comment posted by Anant above – it takes a lot of work to turn the ideas expressed in your book to practice.

Well, life is a journey – so, why not enrich it using the principles you have described ? :)

Once again, thanks for this wonderful gift. I am going to recommend this link to all my friends.

I hope your Blog’s server can withstand the “fan “traffic :)



Rajesh Setty  on November 18th, 2008

Sandeep, that was very kind. Thank you.

Here’s a thing about life:

Something that has been built over a long period of time can be destroyed almost instantly. However, the opposite is not true – something that has been destroyed over a long period cannot be restored instantly.

Think: Reputation, Personal Brand, Relationships etc.

I want to do my bit to help and any help and support you provide is deeply appreciated.

Thanks again.


Rajesh Setty  on November 18th, 2008

Thank you Juan for your support.

From the domain extension, I think you are from Argentina. I have never been to that country. One day I hope to visit that.

Thanks again.



Gaurav Gombar  on November 19th, 2008

Hi Rajesh

Thanks for sharing the book. I am really enjoying reading and will try to put suggestions into practice.

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.


Gaurav Gombar

Rajesh Setty  on November 19th, 2008

You are welcome Gaurav. All the best and thanks for the wishes.



Patricia  on November 19th, 2008

Hello Rajesh, thank you very much for sharing Beyond Code.

I bought your book a few months ago after finding your manifesto. Since then, I’ve read it a couple of times and just as your blog, it is enlightening and a great eye opener. I look forward to read the new book!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


Free Ebook: Beyond Code by Raj Setty  on November 21st, 2008

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Brian Irion  on November 21st, 2008

Raj, this is a very generous offer. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, thank you for the gift and all myst best to you and your family.

— Brian

Rajesh Setty  on November 21st, 2008

Brian, Thanks for the comment. Sending you an email soon.

Have a great weekend.



Don Frederiksen  on November 23rd, 2008


Thank you for sharing. I was hooked on the book as soone as I saw your nine L’s in the table of contents. It is so concise and so practical. Maybe it’s how we IT guys digest information.

I intended to share this on my humble blog as my small contribution to viral learning.


Rajesh Setty  on November 23rd, 2008

Thanks for your comments and the support Don.

I will visit your blog soon.

Have a great Sunday.



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absher rashid  on January 9th, 2009

Thank you very much for the excellent food for the thought. You made my winter, by presenting something so worth a readable.

Best Regards.

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