Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
"Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Y'all might find this excellent piece interesting, http://joel.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$287 It's down to greed. I worked with a guy who easily filled his 200-odd day working year with 1k+ a day gigs (motivational speaker). But he soon

Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Leon Brocard
Paul Makepeace sent the following bits through the ether: Y'all might find this excellent piece interesting, http://joel.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$287 Pretty darn interesting. Fogcreek sounds like a pretty cool place to work. I'd suggest that if we were thinking of doing

Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Pretty darn interesting. Fogcreek sounds like a pretty cool place to work. I'd suggest that if we were thinking of doing something similar we'd need to build a product, or concentrate on a product or something like that. Do a MySQL or an AxKit, and get

Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Dave Hodgkinson sent the following bits through the ether: Talk to Gunther. This is what Extropia tried to do. Hey, Gunther was talking about this kind of thing at Apachecon, He had some very good opinions on this. I wish I hadn't been so pissed.

Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Robin Houston" [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.arsdigita.com/asj/managing-software-engineers/ I particularly liked: "Your business success will depend on the extent to which programmers essentially live at your office. For this to be a common choice, your office had better be nicer than

Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, you wrote: On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 08:01:51PM +, Chris Benson wrote: Another link is http://www.arsdigita.com/careers/ They seem to be a very good model for a consultancy business Personally I wouldn't like to work anywhere that thinks like this: