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310 | "Chasing the Code" with Oshri Cohen from RedCorner
Episode 31011th January 2024 • Failing to Success • Chad Kaleky
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  1. 🗸 "Evolve with your business: a CTO's role changes from engineer to manager to leader to visionary, adapting to each growth phase."
  2. 🗸 "The Fractional CTO model demonstrates efficiency in tech leadership, fitting the dynamic needs of startups at various stages."
  3. 🗸 "Embrace flexibility and innovation in leadership roles to optimize company growth and adapt to rapid changes in the tech industry."

Episode Summary:

Oshri Cohen, from RedCorner, joins the show to discuss his journey as a fractional CTO and his experience in the world of software development and technical recruiting. Cohen's story begins in his early teens, where he first dabbled in software development by combating illegal activities on the internet. This foray into technology led him to start a business in high school, pirating games and software. Self-taught in software development, Cohen faced challenges entering the professional world without a university degree but eventually worked for several companies, including developing a precursor to a major website and a successful payment processing system.

However, Cohen found that traditional roles in startups often didn't last long due to various reasons, including management conflicts and ethical disagreements. These experiences, combined with the realization that employers often don't value their employees as they should, led him to embrace the fractional CTO model. He recognized that a CTO's role in a startup changes drastically as the company grows, making it unrealistic for one person to fulfill all these roles effectively. By adopting this model, Cohen provides valuable and efficient technical leadership to multiple companies simultaneously, proving the model's success with rapid business growth and high demand for his services.


00:00 Intro

00:06 Early Days and First Venture into Software Development

01:45 First Business Venture: Pirating Games

03:13 Transition to the Working World

04:07 Challenges and Realizations in the Startup World

07:11 The Birth of the Fractional CTO Role

10:41 The Success and Future of the Fractional CTO Model

11:33 Contact Oshri

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