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Joel on Software

2001/03/05

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, March 05, 2001

Normally I love Jakob Nielsen and can't wait to hear from him.

This week Jakob Nielsen posted an article that's supposed to tell you how to retain key staff. Now, I read the article again and again and it just doesn't say anything.  All it does is list a bunch of things and then asserts that they don't work.

For those of you who are feeling a bit empty after that, may I point you to:


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