twenty-fiveFOREWORD TO MICRO-ISV: FROM VISION TO REALITY

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006

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This is my foreword to Bob Walsh's new book, Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality (Apress, 2006).

How the heck did I become the poster child for the micro-ISV movement?

Of all people. Sheesh.

When I started Fog Creek Software, there was gonna be nothing "micro" about it. The plan was to build a big, multinational software company with offices in 120 countries and a skyscraper headquarters in Manhattan, complete with a heliport on the roof for quick access to the Hamptons. It might take a few decades—after all, we were going to be bootstrapped and we always planned ...

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