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Fog Creek Professional Ladder. By Joel Spolsky Friday, February 13, 2009 The Fog Creek Professional Ladder determines your base salary.

Fog Creek Professional Ladder

It is recalculated every August, and new base salaries go into effect September 1st (you'll see it on the September 15 paycheck). Currently, the professional ladder is used for: Software developersSoftware QA/TestersSystem Administrators Your career level at Fog Creek is determined as a function of three things: experience, the scope of your job, and your skills. Experience Definition: Years of full-time experience developing and testing software or administering computer systems. This includes things like: software development/programminguser interface designmanaging software teamssoftware testing using scripting/programming toolsmarketing softwareselling softwaresystem administration1 year for completing a PhD It does not include: anything that happens in school, before school, or during schooltechnical positions that are not software development Penalty: Scope Skills Want to know more?

Books for Startups. See the “Startup Tools” Tab for Tools and Blogs.

Books for Startups

For Books on Silicon Valley History see here Free Harvard Business Review article here Entrepreneurial Management StackOver the last few years we’ve discovered that startups are not smaller versions of large companies. The skills founders need are not covered by traditional books for MBA’s and large company managers. There are now a few books that specifically address founders needs. Osterwalders follow-on book Value Proposition Design describes how to get product/market fit right. Eric Ries was the best student I ever had. Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a series essays about what CEO face in the “Build” phase – the transition from searching for a business model into a company.

It’s impossible to implement any of this if you don’t understand Agile Development. If you’re in a large company, The Other Side of Innovation makes sense of how to actually insert innovation into an execution organization. Order Here Books Sales. Baruwa vs mailwatch. 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition) Almost three years ago we posted “10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading” and to this day it has remained the most popular post on the Grasshopper blog.

10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition)

While it’s an excellent list, we feel it’s time for an update. We bring you the 2012 version, 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs. 1. For Entrepreneurs Link: About: Run by serial entrepreneur turned VC David Skok, For Entrepreneurs is exactly what the name implies; a place where entrepreneurs can get solid advice from someone who knows what they are talking about. Awesome Factor: Looking for an in-depth post that will make you really think? 2. Link: About: Just about everyone is familiar with Forbes Magazine. While the blog is not quite as old as the mag (by about 80 years), it’s done a great job of staying relevant, up to date and staying true to it’s audience.

Awesome Factor: The entrepreneur section of Forbes covers everything from hiring best practices to tax reform to PR and everything in between. 3. Link: 4. Link: 5. Link: 6. Perfect-Landing-Page-lrg.png (PNG Image, 900 × 2240 pixels) SaaS Blog - Chaotic Flow by Joel York - Cloud Blog. 2X Entrepreneur Turned Venture Capitalist.