Thursday, February 22, 2007

Geeks Rule and MBAs

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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