Management & Leadership

Interim CTO, Technology Leadership, CTO, Startups, Startup CTO

CTO Success in Startups

In our prior posting on do I really reed a CTO?, we explained how the role of the Chief Technology ...
David Brian Ward

Do I Really Need a Full Time CTO?

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is one of those job titles with widely varying definitions. As defined on Investopedia: A person ...
Robert Boyd
manager, AI management

Siri, Will AI Make Me a Better Manager?

This new HBR article suggests that managers will increasingly rely on AI in the future. Here’s my take: AI Management ...
David Brian Ward
sustainability

Sustainability as Self Interest

HBR’s article suggests that because a firm’s self-interest and profitability derives from a value chain within an economic ecosystem, then the ...
David Brian Ward

Tech Firms Need to Stop Trump Now

Tech managers usually adopt an “ignore politics” attitude. Overall it has worked OK for us over the years, because demand ...
David Brian Ward
avoiding politics, tech inequality

Tech Executives Avoiding Politics

This new article from BCG asserts that the technology industry carries a lot of responsibility for growing inequality, because technology both automates human labor ...
David Brian Ward

The Holacracy Fantasy

We Don’t Need No Stinking Management? In 2008, a team of researchers set out to prove what some at Google ...
David Brian Ward