Not All Engineers Will Become CTOs

Many engineers think that they will become a CTO one day, but statistically this isn’t even remotely accurate. Most engineers are surprised when they learn what a Chief Architect does, because it’s usually a much more attractive job for introverts.

Ask yourself if you want to be talking to people about managing expectations, building moral, delivering critical feedback, and standing in front of investors – or do you want your day-to-day to be technical conversations and coding.

People vs Technology

The CTO and Architect roles are at equal and opposite ends of the leadership spectrum.