Top 5 articles

Joel Spolsky writes a very informative blog on software development and innovation over at

A friend recommended an article to me a few years ago, and I was impressed by the quality of it. Recently I’ve been going through the back catalogue, and downloading articles onto Instapaper, and reading them on my Kindle on the way home from work.

The blog has been going for about 13 years, so there’s a huge repository of content there.

Here are my favourite 5 articles, and are must reads for people interested in innovation:

  1. Strategy Letter I: Ben and Jerry’s vs. Amazon
  2. Strategy Letter II: Chicken and Egg Problems
  3. Should you launch at a conference?
  4. Software Inventory
  5. Craftsmanship