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The Tech Executive Operating System

Creating an R&D Organization That Moves the Needle

  • Shows how to make small changes in an organization that will cultivate a large impact

  • Introduces research-based change practices that will drive change, avoid pitfalls, and put in place the meta-thinking to keep tweaking processes that improve the rate of learning

  • Covers the right algorithms to survey the health of an organizations and implement what changes might be necessary


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 1-12
  3. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 13-23
  4. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 25-44
  5. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 45-55
  6. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 57-77
  7. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 79-96
  8. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 97-113
  9. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 115-131
  10. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 133-150
  11. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 151-161
  12. Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Pages 163-163
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 165-173

About this book


Leaders of tech organizations have to regularly adapt their strategies in an ever-changing market. Creating a culture that understands and supports both the technical and the nontechnical is a refined skill that can be difficult to master even for a leader with years of experience. The Tech Executive Operating System helps you apply your personal expertise and build a thriving R&D organization that moves the needle.

Tech companies spend an average of 15% of their revenue on R&D. As they grow, they find the return on this large investment decreases at a fast pace. Executives and leaders of companies big and small are at a loss and seeking guidance. Author Ben-Yosef expertly walks you through the need to set goals, translate business objectives to R&D terms, and establish the organizational structures and processes to create the biggest impact. The Tech Executive Operating System is a rare book that provides useful yardsticks to measure the progress and contributions of managers, teams, and individuals in your organization.

Tech executives, first-time startup founders, managers , CEOs, and other non-technical founders of startups who want to better understand a significant part of their organization all have invaluable knowledge to gain from The Tech Executive Operating System. Ben-Yosef’s thorough research and real-world examples enhance the lessons and make your goals clear. Engineering organizations can be vastly improved by this multi-faceted approach, and the future of tech is calling for it.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HaderaIsrael

About the authors

Aviv Ben-Yosef has, through his consulting business, helped dozens of companies in Israel, Europe, and the United States, ranging from tiny startups, through public and Fortune 100 companies, to government agencies. In just a few years, he has helped six companies get acquired (“exits”) or become “unicorns.”

In his work as a consultant, Aviv has developed a special approach to aid the leadership of software organizations, coming from a technical background that allows him to talk-the-talk, yet maintain a business-impact-driven mindset. Aviv’s online writing has reached over two million readers, and his publishing includes multiple blogs, podcasts, videos, and online courses.  

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