I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what a CTO is. It’s important to really think through this role as it can have such a huge impact on companies both large and small. You can search the web for “startup CTO vs. big company CTO”, “CTO vs. VP Engineering”…

What is leadership? It’s certainly a fancy term. It adorns countless corporate walls paired with some inspirational message or image. It appears as a common requirement for most management-level job applications. It can even inspire folks to come together in an almost cult-like fashion:

But defining leadership can be…

I think it’s important to learn from those who came before us. There are rarely any “new” occurrences. For instance, the Great Recession had some unique circumstances (complex securities mixed with a rare nationwide housing downturn), yet the root causes were nothing new (greed for more transactions, arrogance in assuming…

I’ve been quite busy of late in my new role as CTO of Buyside. I’ve loved the challenge of leading development teams and scaling out a rapidly-growing business. However, between those demands and the birth of my third son Jack, I’ve found it difficult to make time for myself. …

Joe Conley

Coder, writer, elf-friend. You can find all of my writing and other random stuff about me at jpc2.org

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