Leadership in Tech

Jakub Chodounsky
Jakub Chodounsky
I'm a founder, coder, and technologist. Sometimes I write.

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You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader in tech. No matter if you are going the individual contributor track or climbing the management ladder you’ll have to make sound technical decisions, understand the dynamics of a successful team, and know what makes your business work. Here are some of the most influential articles that changed how I think about leadership in tech.


Jakub Chodounsky is a founder, Chief Technology Officer at Hatch and a technologist. He’s been building software, teams and companies for over 20 years. And he’s been publishing curated newsletters since 2013.


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  • Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule and 9 other articles
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  • Topics covered: programming, software engineering, management, writing, productivity
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Charity’s piece about oscillating between engineer and a manager and the benefits of doing that.

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Building a company is hard. Shipping products is hard. Choose a technology that is mature enough and does not get in the way of your main goal.

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Will Larson’s take on the different sizes of the teams and which one works the best.

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The team’s success is not about churning as much code as possible. 

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An excellent primer on software estimation. Vadim goes into why, how not to, how to and how to become even better at estimating.

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Being an executive will have an effect on others that you need to understand. Your behaviour needs to play the part.

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Paul Graham’s classic about different flows of time for individual contributors and managers. Both sides should understand each other.

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A good article about mistakes to avoid if you are a new manager from Camille Fournier.

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CTO of Meta on how to communicate well as a leader and an executive.

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And that’s it from me. I keep referring to these articles almost every week and they changed how I think about building software, nurturing teams and growing companies.


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