The referenced blog post isn't all that interesting--which is uncharacteristic for Spolsky--but the money quote about Steve Jobs is fantastic.

I've heard stories about Bill Gates at Microsoft, who was sort of famously a dick to his employees in many of the same ways Steve Jobs was more famous...and that many Microsofties emulated that style because they thought being a prick was what made Bill Gates so successful. As if. I imagine it poisoned Microsoft internal culture.

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were successful in spite of their personalities. For your own corporate policy: don't be a dick.
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