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My musings on anything from leadership to technology to entrepreneurship and back.

Apr 18, 2024

When to Sign an NDA

Consultants and Interim CTOs usually can't sign NDAs for conversations with potential clients. Why? And under which circumstances should NDAs be signed?

Apr 17, 2024

Social Media Killed SEO

More and more successful businesses are built around social media personalities. SEO stays relevant but is trailing. Let's discuss the topics and check out some examples.

Apr 15, 2024

Company - Family or Pro Sports Team?

Is your company or tech department organized like a family or a pro sports team?. Both have their pros and cons, and it's worth exploring each in detail.

Mar 13, 2024

AI Replaces Programming

Will AI replace software engineering. I hope so - and here are my reasons why.

Mar 8, 2024

Are You Paid What You are Worth?

Let's talk about a book that is an essential guide for employees aiming to maximize their pay and HR professionals striving to create fair compensation systems.

Mar 5, 2024

Due Diligence

An Interim CTO has to be productive on day one. Let's talk about a due diligence checklist that will help you to onboard yourself much much quicker. Even better - this due diligence checklist is also used successfully by team leads, engineering managers, VPs and CTOs.

Feb 29, 2024

On Sports

In a leadership position it's incredibly important to stay healthy. A period of severe back pain in my 20s led me to develop a small workout. Since following that workout I never had any back pain again. I also feel much healthier and better - and can eat more food without growing a belly. Let's check it out.

Feb 26, 2024

Netflix Keeper Test

If your team is not performing well then the Netflix Keeper Test might be an ideal tool to identify underperfomance.

Feb 14, 2024

PostgreSQL for Everything

You need simplicity if you want to move fast. PostgreSQL can very well replace Kafka, Redis, Clickhouse and Elastic. And many successful companies are doing exactly that. Let's check out how.

Feb 7, 2024

Three States in User-Interface Design

Most user interfaces are only designed for the Regular State. But that's a mistake that will lead to frustrated users and lots of additional work for your teams.