Thinking of starting a software startup or working for one now?
Paul Graham's straight talking essay How to Start a Startup is a great perspective on how to succeed.
During the dot-com era, I was fortunate to work for a startup that did it right. I have fond memories of sharing an office with two other passionate people, sitting at a desk with drawers that were dented so badly you couldn't open them, catering to angel investors, and working through a fixture fire until we were forced to evacuate.
When we upgraded to a more professional building, it just wasn't the same. Check it out....