Best Books for a CTO

10 books every CTO should read


[Last updated 02/2024]

There are many books that are relevant to CTOs. But your time is limited so you can only read the best books.

I created a list of books for CTOs to read. The list is surpising and not about technology!

Not only to I list the books but explain why you should read them and what I especially liked about them.

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Best books for CTOs to read

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About Stephan

As a CTO, Interim CTO, CTO Coach - and developer - Stephan has seen many technology departments in fast-growing startups. As a kid he taught himself coding in a department store around 1981 because he wanted to write video games. Stephan studied computer science with distributed systems and artificial intelligence at the University of Ulm. He also studied Philosophy. When the internet came to Germany in the 90 he worked as the first coder in several startups. He has founded a VC funded startup, worked in VC funded, fast growing startups with architecture, processes and growth challenges, worked as a manager for ImmoScout and as a CTO of an eBay Inc. company. After his wife successfully sold her startup they moved to the sea and Stephan took up CTO coaching. You can find him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @KingOfCoders

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