Eric Sink on the Business of Software

Eric Sink on the Business of Software Eric Sink on the Business of Software is a selection of the best and most popular essays from the author s website This insightful collection of essays explore the business concerns that programmers f

  • Title: Eric Sink on the Business of Software
  • Author: Eric Sink
  • ISBN: 9781590596234
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eric Sink on the Business of Software is a selection of the best and most popular essays from the author s website This insightful collection of essays explore the business concerns that programmers face during the course of their careers particularly those programmers who are small independent software vendors.Sink also covers issues like starting your own business, andEric Sink on the Business of Software is a selection of the best and most popular essays from the author s website This insightful collection of essays explore the business concerns that programmers face during the course of their careers particularly those programmers who are small independent software vendors.Sink also covers issues like starting your own business, and then performing the hiring, marketing, and finances in a style that programmers understand, sprinkled with a touch of humor.

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    1. Lots of conventional stuff geared towards indie software developers, and a few new-to-me gems. If you like Joel Spolsky or Paul Graham, you will like Eric Sink, too. Just endure through the stuff you've already read.

    2. Like that book. That book gives reader few useful advices to think if reader exactly wants to start own business)

    3. Business of Software made for an interesting read. Eric provides some interesting insight into the creation of what he coins a Micro-ISV, the one or two person ISV's that pop up. The first half of the book focusses on the micro isv and the steps involved in one. As you progress to the second half of the book and Eric starting talking about people management, marketing, sales process, he moves away from the micro-isv and starts talking more in terms of the small to medium ISV, drawing heavily fro [...]

    4. Like many books about business or self help, this one tries to put things in categories and formalize them. Good bullet point advice, but it makes things seem so regular and organized, working by rules. It just isn't that way. Problems we have to solve are different, complex and individual. We cannot have a few rules to apply everywhere. But the book gives a good base of things to think about when doing business with software.

    5. This is a quick book to read, and it provides a bunch of smart, funny insight into sales, marketing, finance and recruiting for any business - it's geeky but much of the content isn't software specific. There's not much depth but I think it helps you understand areas where you need to know more. The main drawback to this format is that the articles are often repetitive and you end up reading the same joke or insight four times - I guess that helps the point sink in though ;)

    6. I think this was a great compilation of blog posts and ideas. I read it on my Kindle, but it's important to note that you can read all the blog posts for free on Eric's site, so buying the book is just a way of saying "thank you". While Eric likes to make sweeping generalizations his advice is generally sound and the book is a worthwhile read for any developer thinking of starting a small business.

    7. A clever guide to the business of software from the founder of SourceGear and an avid disciple of Joel Spolsky. I am enjoying the refreshingly honest tone of this book, which stands in contrast to most of the jargon-laden literature out there in business books. This guy gets it.

    8. not what i was expecting, as it came recommended to be by a colleague. It is a collection of essays written between 2003ish to 2005ish covering some fundamentals of starting your own small software company. There are some helpful bits about marketing, but overall I don't think I learned much.

    9. A collection of Eric Sink's essays (blog posts) on the business side of software - marketing, sales, positioning, etc. A jargon-free intro to the "business stuff" that the development side of the organization rarely sees directly.

    10. Solid primer on business side of software. Highly recommended for developers who want to start their own businesses or who are struggling with the business and marketing aspects.

    11. Descent advice concerning running a small software company (ISV). The content is a bit dated (around 2004-5), but much of it concerns the soft skills and things to think about.

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