Monday, April 11, 2005

Joel On Software

I'm not sure if Joel started this as a newsletter, then evolved it into a blog, or the other way around. I can't even remember for sure when I first heard about him. Joel owns a software company, called Fog Creek, and he started writing about his view on the software business, called Joel On Software.

I really like reading what Joel has to say. Many times, it's a little too late for me. I've already learned his "lesson" the hard way. But, even if I've been through some kind of phase of marketing/development/sales that he is talking about, it's always good to get his take on the issue. If I agree with him, it's good to know that I'm not the only one with that problem. If I disagree with him, then it helps me re-examine whatever that issue is, to make sure that I still feel the same way.

Even if you're not in the software business, you might find some things useful. For example, he once wrote about getting a new office in New York City, with all of the troubles and issues that he faced along the way.

So, if you have a small business, and especially a small software business, I highly recommend this web site. Even if you disagree with him, there is usually something there to learn...

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