Release of the Startup CTO’s Handbook

As of today my book is published and available on Amazon!

Sometime in mid-2021 I was recommended to read The Great CEO Within by Matt Mochary. I absolutely loved it – no fluff, direct, to the point, actionable mini-chapters on a wide range of topics relevant to a business leader. After reading it, I couldn’t help but think that there was a gap in the market for a similar manual, a handbook, for technical leaders.

I don’t mean a book covering enterprise design patterns, or how to write clean Javascript. There are plenty of excellent resources on how to do the technology part of a tech leader’s role. I was craving a resource for the leader part of “tech leader.”

And so last year I sat down and started writing, soliciting topic areas from friends, peers, social media, that would be useful in a tech leaders handbook. 15 months later, and with many thanks to the wonderful people at my publisher WorldChangers Media, the book is finally here!

My goal is that the handbook is a useful tool that grows over time and improves organically, with community feedback and criticism. To that end, the book is NOT copyrighted, it is licensed as CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 – Which essentially means you’re free to make copies of the book, and even make changes, as long as you keep my name attached and don’t try and resell your work. As a result, I’m keeping a public link to the content up for free – I would very much appreciate and look forward to your pull requests/issues!