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by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, October 20, 2005

VentureVoice ran an interesting (MP3) interview with VC Brad Feld, who built a consulting company and discovered that consulting doesn't scale as well as products. “We determined that the profit level we were generating at 20 people, well, if we grew to 40 people we’d obviously double the revenue, our profit would probably be exactly the same.” He also talks about why it's really hard to make the leap from consulting to products. Great interview.

While I'm on the subject, VentureVoice also ran an excellent piece about launching companies at the DEMO Conference.

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