Being a CTO…

Means working with people to create technology, not, coding. A good CTO is a CTO 100% of the time. Doing any other jobs for a company kneecaps your ability to do your job.

Many people assume a great CTO is the best technologist in the room.

Instead, this responsibility falls to the Chief Architect and Principal Engineers. Think about it this way – at some point you need to choose something to specialize in. Architects choose technology, CTOs choose people. How to communicate, how to manage expectations, how to implement process, and how to cultivate culture.