Paul Graham has just published an excellent article called “You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss”.
He talks about many of the same ideas I have talked about on this blog, and why it’s best to work in small organizations if that is what most appeals to you, and works for your personality. This is particularly interesting because software engineers, especially Internet networking engineers are interested in scaleability. Paul Graham makes the point that large organizations don’t scale for many people; they are happier in small groups.
WARNING: If you work for a large organization, you may not want to read this article.