September 2, 2015

Why your chief executive should wear a hoodie: Those with the technical know-how are increasingly in demand for the top jobs

In the early days of a startup, once your company achieved scale, the technical founder would step back to be replaced with a “professional chief executive”.

This used to be commonplace; everyone from Cisco to eBay went through the management team merry-go-round.

But the tide is turning and there is a growing acceptance that the guy in the hoodie who wrote the code has a unique set of skills that can translate into business success.

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