CTO Success in Startups

CTO Success in Startups

In our prior posting on do I really reed a CTO?, we explained how the role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is often confused and that it’s often best setup as a part-time or advisory role in start-ups. But what makes a CTO successful? What makes a startup...
Do I Really Need a Full Time CTO?

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 in this role, “examines the short and long term needs of an organization, and utilizes capital to make investments designed to help the...
Sustainability as Self Interest

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 sustainability of that ecosystem justifies heightened investment. Large firms have a huge number of interactions...
Tech Executives Avoiding Politics

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 and sources talent and technology globally.  I agree; technologists are on the winning side in a world...