In it and lacks a non biased opinion of the
industry Maybe that was the intentIt also lacked a lot of depth The areas that he discussed were so high Maybe that was the intentIt also lacked a lot of depth The areas that he discussed were so high and honestly just common senseI will say that I did end up reading the whole book even though I gave it a 1 star While I don t feel like
"i learned anything "learned anything it was a bit comical reading
how highly Joel thought of himself I find this book respects myhighly Joel thought of himself I find this book respects my it s short explains things simply and eeps things conciseAlot of books teaching you on a topic tend to have too many pages dedicated to what can be summed up in a paragraph this book doesn t It gets to the point uicklyHandy as a reference manual and an introduction the field worth getting if you re interested in or doing the job of a CTOtech leader Being a CTO is than Monster der Woche knowing how to code It s how to communicate value and identify value positives and negatives This is a good guide This book reads like a series of short blog posts The author touches on important topics that are relevant to startup engineering leaders but the content is so shallow that there isn t any real in depth advice here Iept turning the page expecting to find suggestions to solve the problems suggested but there were none This should be a 299 collection of notes book note a 25 business bookChapter 11 When to hire consultants 3 screens on my phoneChapter 12 How to analyze failure 3 screensChapter 13 How to bounce back 3 screensI get it this is not the typical padded with stories business book it s a self published set of barely blog post content that s fine but it shouldn t be priced like it. Tween these two roles Drawing from personal experience Joel gives a refreshing take on the challenges lessons and things to avoid on this journeyReaders will learn how Modern CTOs Manage deadlines Speak up Know when to abandon ship and build a better one Deal with poor code Avoid getting lost in the product and now what UX mistakes to watch out for Manage people and create momentum plus much Modern CTO is the ultimate book when making the leap from developer to CTO. Didn t really answer any uestions Chapter titles are impressive and seem highly relevant but there is no content in this book everything is too high concept to be valuable as advice Shame
As It Feels Like Theit feels like the has something to share but doesn t articulate it When you re in a tech startup or employed tech role you constantly need to search for best practice With so many technologies and approaches out there it is difficult to now for sure that you are
doing all of the right things especially when you have nobody aboveall of the right things especially when you have nobody above to correct yourself except yourselfThe ModernCTO does a great job of talking through all of the bases so you can gather valuable ins It was enjoyable to have simple to understand content presented in a logical fashion I have struggled with my new role which is very nebulous This book helped to identify areas I need to work on as well as validating some of my current behavior methodologies and thought processes If you are looking for a step by step guide to navigating the path from developer to CTO if you re looking for advice on how to handle a specific situation or if you want to wake up tomorrow as a CTO this may not be the book for youThis book and Joel s accompanying podcast puts you the readerlistener in the drivers seat where onus is on you to make the final decision Joel provides a holistic view of the skills and resources he has found necessary to progress through his career and he shares them in a transparent and frill less manner It s a simple and honest sharing of his experiences in a manner that I interpreted to be meant as structure. I highly recommend his podcast book and the tools he has created to improve the lives of developers and CTOs ―Jacob Boudreau CTO of Stord | Forbes 30 Under 30 Joel's book and show provide incredible insights for young startup developers and fellow CTOs alike Joel offers a human perspective and real practical advice on the challenges and opportunities facing every Modern CTO ― Christian Saucier | Entrepreneur and P2P Systems Architect I've really come to respect. ,
For how his hurdles were solved than a step by step
guide to exactly what he didIf you joy and purpose in taking abstract principles and applying them to the specificto what he didIf you find joy and purpose in taking abstract principles and applying them to the specific that you face then this is the book for you If you are looking for a step by step guided pathway to becoming a CTO then I m not sure this book will satisfy I m really unclear on who rated this book to have an overall average of 4 stars This was perhaps one of the worst books I ve ever read took about one hour because it is shallow offers no real insights or value I would debate if Joel iswas ever a CTO due to the complete lack of content and examples of issues and challenges a CTO faces into May be a worthwhile read for a development leader who is starting to manage people but even then I would caution you are wasting your time and money Move on Sadly I found this book like a collection of observations than a coherent book on being a CTO No doubt those observations translate well to podcasts but they need coherence to bring them together into a book that you can read cover to coverTwo stars though as some of the experiences mentioned were useful to read when I d finished picking though As other reviewers have pointed out the style of this book is casual and perhaps suited to a personal blogThis I most enjoyed the process of what he did how he did it and the outcomes of his journey from developer to CTONot a how to step by step but of a I did this in the beginning now go look for the solutions you need My main issue with this book is how arrogant the author is This book has a ton of emotion. What Joel is doing in the community His podcast and book are filling a much needed hole and I'm excited to see what else the future has in store ― Don Pawlowski Chief Technology Officer at University Tees Modern CTO Everything you need to now to be a Modern CTO Developers are not CTOs but developers can learn how to be CTOs In Modern CTO Joel Beasley provides readers with an in depth road map on how to successfully navigate the unexplored and jagged transition be. .