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My secret weapon for setting executive compensation

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

My friend Noam at Harvard Business School does annual surveys of executive compensation in tech companies. The surveys are a great way to figure out how much to pay that VP of Sales you were thinking of hiring, or whether your equity grant as CTO is fair.

You can buy the studies for $999, or you can participate in the survey and get free access to the results when they’re published.


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