There's an article over at SoftwareCEO about Joel Spolsky, CEO of Fog Creek but more importantly author of Joel On Software.

To quote a bit from the article: "Spolsky takes a skeptical view of almost every bit of received wisdom he's ever heard about running a software company. His views are refreshing and thought-provoking, and they certainly work in his niche"

The article includes 17 software contrarian insights into how to build a software company, every one of which Joel has put into practice in his own firm.

Very interesting (like just about anything that Joel writes about).

BTW: Read the article this week since the SoftwareCEO archives are available only to paid subscribers.