Wherever you are in the world, we hope this newsletter finds you and your family well.
CTO Academy conducted a survey over the last few days and found that most of you are positively planning to ride out the wave and prepare for future opportunities that emerge. More results below.
We appreciate this is a tough time for many so we’ve dramatically reduced the entry cost to our courses and continue to offer FREE mentoring sessions.
Please get in touch if you’d like guidance or just a sounding board about any of the current issues you’re facing.
We’re here to help.
Stay safe and enjoy the weekend.
Andrew, Jason and The CTO Academy Team
Members of the CTO Academy community – from Guatemala to Canada to Norway, covering sectors as varied as eCommerce, logistics and eduction – completed our recent crisis management survey. Thank you to everyone who took part.
The great news is that most of you remain positive about successfully negotiating this crisis and the opportunities that might emerge.
We plan to revisit the survey in a few weeks time and see if/how perspectives have changed but in the meantime, you can review the results HERE.
We continue to offer free crisis mentoring sessions and have made available a number of mentoring slots if we can be of assistance.
If you would like any guidance with immediate management challenges and just need someone to help sense check what you’re doing, chat with one of our CTO mentors.
Book a session HERE
In other news, this webinar caught our attention as it’s a topic we’ve covered before and includes some interesting thoughts.
This book received a recommendation from us when it first came out but I hadn’t personally read it and so I took advantage of WFH this week to finally open the cover and wow, just wow.
If you want a riveting but brutal expose about the madness of silicon valley, the mileage of chutzpah and the destructive impact of establishment networks, then this is definitely the book for you.
90 Things You Need To Know To Become an Effective CTO
In this post, Jason Noble, Academy’s Chief Technology Officer, explains the design of highly relevant CTO KPIs and shows you how to a) track them and, more importantly, b) use them to improve performance. Now, the odds are that you’re either a CTO in a start-up or fast-growing company or soon to become one. That […]
Price’s law (competence is linear, incompetence is exponential) pertains to the relationship between the literature on a subject and the number of authors in the subject area, stating that half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors. If 100 papers are written by 25 authors, five authors will have contributed 50 […]
I’ve been asked to write a short piece on the impact of confidence in leadership. 1st, how do I keep it short? 2nd, which angle do I start with for this many tentacled topic? Because whether we talk about true confidence, projection, self-doubt and/or the ever present Imposter syndrome, how we deal with these issues […]