Geeks Rule and MBAs Drool
Eric Sink takes a long, long time to say the following (learn to let go, Chris …):
“The following is an example of one of the most common questions I get from developers who are creating a brand new software company:
“Where can I find a partner to be a co-founder and handle the business side of things?
“My answer: Don’t.
“Do all that stuff yourself. You need the experience anyway. If you really want a partner, don’t find an MBA, find another geek like yourself. Don’t be afraid to allow your company to be very developer-centric for a very long time. By doing it this way, you’ll avoid a lot of problems and you’ll learn a lot.”
Like agile programming, Eric has just given us permission to do what we want to do anyway. Wahoo!
 One of my favorite duties at MSDN used to be developmental editing on Eric’s writing. I used to love how he’d work certain things into his piece, e.g. the thing my 9-year old son posts on his door, modulo s/Geeks/Boys and s/MBAs/Girls.