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Never forget the reverse side of this kind of compensation: it's a brake in the way of compensating outstanding performance. That intern that conceived, championed and shipped the FogCreek job board that ultimately brought in $1 million ? Joel wavered in circles for 4000 words before explaining he only got thanks. I wonder if he stayed at Fog Creek.



In case you're curious like me, the story about the intern is here: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090101/how-hard-could-it-be-th...

TL;DR: They gave him 10k shares in Fog Creek stock if he returned to work at Fog Creek full time after graduating. He went to Google.




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