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Joel On Software Company Design

Joel on Software: “Any successful software company is going to consist of a thin layer of developers, creating software, spread across the top of a big abstract administrative organization.”

Although Joel on Software is always worth reading, this article about how to structure a software company is especially so. Many programmers-turned-entrepreneurs underestimate the amount “business” work even a simple internet-based company requires. And as Joel illustrates, the only solution is to have someone that isolates the programmers from that work.

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