#define CTO

Linked on October 27, 2014

Greg Brockman, CTO at Stripe, on his role and focus:

Around last summer, to keep up with the needs of our engineering team, I started doing 1:1s with everyone. I would stack them all on a Tuesday, and be completely burned out by the end of the day. By the time I was recharged and productive again, it’d be next Tuesday, and it’d be time to do it all over again.

Through this time, I knew I was faced with a choice: the technical route or the people route. I’ve never found anything I loved more than writing code, but at the same time I knew we had a responsibility as an organization to support the amazing people we’d hired.

This entire piece is fantastic, and it is an incredibly accurate portrayal of how many engineers-turned-leaders evolve throughout their careers.