You probably weren’t wondering how to manage nerds. If you’re Ryan Markoe, you already know how. For anyone left, there’s Managing Nerds:
They know when I reach to pull the hoodie over my head that I’ve successfully discarded all distractions on the Planet Earth and am currently communing with the pure essence of whatever I’m working on.
It’s irrational and it’s delicious.
A bunch of gems here. Let me re-refer you to the Nerd Handbook, a Very True collection of facts about folks like me. That is, folks who believe the whole system is knowable and seek to understand it.