I’ve been reading Joel for some time. We use his FogBugz bug-tracking software at SocialDynamX.
I often find myself recommending many of his essays on business and software development to co-workers.
Some of my favorites are:
Big Macs vs. The Naked Chef
Don’t let Architect Astronauts scare you
Fire and Motion
How Microsoft Lost the API War
How much should I charge for my software
Making wrong code look wrong
But his essays are ALL good. Make time to read them all