If you are looking for how to hire a CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Fishkin has got you covered here.
And this is superb advice if you do not have a technical background.
Simply hire a CTO with a penchant for teaching.
Because, after-all, you need to understand what is going on.
A great interview question might be:
“Pretend I am a 22-year-old with a new degree in English. How would you explain blockchain technology to me in 2 minutes?”
I like the idea of simply making the teaching a job requirement.
Recruittechnical leadership with a teaching orientation. The best way to ensure that your CTO is going to make you a better CEO is to hire a CTO who likes to teach. Make it clear that you’re looking for someone to drive change and educate you and the team. Beware CTOs who try to “shield” you from the details. Being able to explain complex things simply is a job requirement.
-Rand Fishkin, Lost And Founder