How to become a CTO

No-one ever told me …. It’s lonely at the top

No-one ever told me …. It’s lonely at the top

Do you think leadership training prepares you for everything the role demands? What is your perception of a  business leader and entrepreneur? Confident. Knowledgeable. Charismatic. Good orator. Natural Leaders. Ready Made. Few may be...

Good Diet, Great Leadership

Good Diet, Great Leadership

Friday afternoon and we conducted a less than rigorous survey amongst the CTO Academy tribe in an effort to decipher the mysterious relationship between healthy eating habits and great leadership, loosely titled, “Wot’s your work diet?’...

CTO Academy Close Seed Funding Round

CTO Academy Close Seed Funding Round

We are delighted to announce that CTO Academy have just closed a seed funding round. What does this mean?  Well, it's all guns blazing as we roll out an exciting and expansive range of products, courses and support to our growing global...

Day In The Life Of A Chief Technology Officer

Day In The Life Of A Chief Technology Officer

Let's start with the obvious.  There is no typical day for a Chief Technology Officer, just as there is no typical role for a Chief Technology Officer. So we've focused this article around some of the daily issues that can typically...

Are you an Accidental CTO?

Are you an Accidental CTO?

Are you an Accidental CTO?  Someone who fell into the role ahead of schedule or without much preparation? This article looks at what we define as an 'Accidental CTO' and some of the significant managerial challenges they face when...

Salary vs. Equity vs. Time aka ‘The Start Up Conundrum’

Salary vs. Equity vs. Time aka ‘The Start Up Conundrum’

Why do we turn up for work?  Why do we burn that midnight hour trying to breath life into an invisible start up? Altruism, the craic or just those (soon to be restricted) free beers from the We Work fridge? Maybe for you it's some or...

What is a CTO?

What is a CTO?

What does a CTO do? Not always an easy question to answer because it's a leadership role with many variables, business goals, corporate strategy, team members, technical vision, enterprise systems and related tasks.  You'll also find it...

What’s the career path to a CTO role?

What’s the career path to a CTO role?

For most of the C-suite roles (CEO, CMO, CFO) there is a clear link between the skills they develop during their career and the skills they need in a senior management and executive role. The CMO is likely to have risen through the ranks...

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