Derek Sivers is the founder of CDBaby. He is a musician that learned to program and build websites in his quest to promote his music. He sold CDBaby (sort of) for $22 million in 2008 and has a blog that touches on music, programming, business and some broader aspects of life. These are some of my favorite topics and I like the fact that he is able to weave all of those topics together so skillfully. His blog is worth sticking in your RSS reader and I wanted to bring your attention to one post in particular: How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen. [Read more…] about Hiring Contract Programmers
I wrote the other day about some of the reasons why small teams of outstanding people might be more effective than larger teams of average people.
Maybe in a perfect world we could all agree. The rub though is that in practice, finding outstanding people and getting them to work for you can be tricky. [Read more…] about The Role of Luck in Hiring
Thumbing through a copy of Revolutionizing IT: The Art of Using Information Technology Effectively, one thing was singled out as a core principle and repeated a couple of times:
A modest number of outstanding people are more valuable than a large number of average ones.