Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012session
The 100 Mistakes You'll Make from Contributor to CTO
About This Session
At your first job, you filled your shelves with obscure books
to impress your colleagues. As a first-time manager, you probably
tried to be a super hero to save a project but were confused when your
team seemed unhappy afterwards. In senior leadership, you probably
realized you needed to hire a team but regretted not spending more
time expanding upon your nine LinkedIn connections. As a VP, you were
probably surprised when you had to repeat a goal not once, not twice,
but fifty times before anyone took notice.
For six years, I chronicled my hundreds of mistakes co-founding Meebo.
I initially assumed that my faults were my own but after hiring folks
to fill my shoes, I realized that everyone weathers similar rites of
passage as we move from individual contributor, to manager, to senior
leadership. I've spent countless hours hand-illustrating the scenes
for this professional tell-all with the hope of helping others avoid
"I wish someone had told me that!" moments.