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My Role Of Being A CTO

My Role Of Being A CTO

André Neubauer

February 12, 2019

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  7. My interpretation à Chief Tailwind Officer* • Gather the right

    people around you. Hiring is mission-critical • Encourage people to step up and take over responsibility • Help with decisions and share the „whole picture“ • Challenge the status quo and give impetus • Act as a role model * Created by Johann-Peter Hartmann, Mayflower