Spicy: The Tech Leadership Cookbook.

Book Cover of 'Spicy - The Tech Leadership Cookbook'


I published “The Effective CTO” book back in 2019. Over the years the book evolved and became more like a cookbook. A long list of great recipes that allow you to improve your tech department one step at a time.

Therefore, the name of the original book was no longer a good match, and the next version was published in 2024 under the new name “Spicy: The Tech Leadership Cookbook”.

You can purchase the book DRM-free on Leanpub or Amazon.

About the Book

At its core, the Tech Leadership Cookbook is your guide to building a successful, high-performing tech department. Whether you’re a seasoned tech leader or aspiring to a tech leadership position, these recipes will provide the tools and insights you need to lead with confidence and effectiveness.

The book shows how to design and implement effective strategies for tech departments to meet performance, scalability, reliability, and security goals. Each recipe includes one or two problem statements, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for solving them, as well as examples using real-life scenarios, team dynamics, and organizational structures.


These ready-to-use tools are part of the book: