Eric Sink (SourceGear) recommends to start software company with developers only.
Geeks Rule and MBAs Drool
It is common to see software companies starting out with two founders, a geek and an MBA. Do you really need the MBA?
If I were to oversimplify the message of this article, I would make two statements:
Developers add more value to a software company than anybody else.
The truth of statement 1 is inversely correlated with the size of the company.
When a company is very small or just getting started, nobody can add value as well as a developer because there isn't really much other stuff that needs to be done. You don't have customers yet.
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