The Startup CTO’s Handbook

Read the current book draft here:

In June 2022 I started writing an outline for a book whose aim is to broadly cover all topics relevant to technical leadership in a startup environment. I was inspired by Matt Mochary’s “The Great CEO Within” which read to me like the ultimate guidebook for CEOs. My aim is to do for the CTO what Mochary did for the CEO.

I completed an initial 50,000 word draft by early August, and have been working on editing since then. You can find the most recent draft, in full, here. Feedback, comments, suggestions, criticism etc. are all welcome.

The book references several sample documents, including a sample tech spec, competency matrix/advancement plan. You can find those here.