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December 15, 2005

Joel on Software, shipping, and everything else

I love Joel Spolsky's writing. Joel on Software is an absolute must read for people in the software business, but don't let that put you off if you're in another business. His articles on software development are full of concepts you can apply broadly and his brass-tacks articles on business always get me thinking.

His company's recent need to ship thousands of DVD's prompted him to attack the three minutes it took to ship each one. Ideas like using 5x8 cards for packing slip invoices, to save time folding and stuffing, got me thinking about the small, time consuming tasks in our repetitive processes. A minute isn’t much -- unless you are repeating the process thousands of times.

Posted by Bob Pritchett at December 15, 2005 6:52 AM

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