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Next Book: Straight to the Top - Becoming a World-Class CIO

So the next book I've just started reading is called Straight to the Top - Becoming a World-Class CIO - I choose this as my next book to read because of a few things. 

First, I wanted to read something different compared to the last book, which was The New Psycho-Cybernetics (which is also a great book!).  That book was more about improving your self-image, how to work on yourself to be more confident, successful, etc.  Straight to the Top is more of a how to book, with specifics on how to become a CIO. 

Secondly, I wanted to read a book that will eventually help me reach my future goals.  Or should I say a book that has a more specific pathway on how I can get there.  Don't get me wrong, The New Psycho-Cybernetics will also help me reach my future goals, and it's actually a book that I will read again.  But the CIO book gives examples of how the author became a CIO, what employers are looking for in CIO's, and also what recruiters are looking for.

I've also seen more companies starting a new title for some executives called CWO (Chief Web Officer) - and is actually more inline with my work experience the past 22 years.  But ultimately everyone is more familiar with the CIO title. 

If you're reading this, what's your opinion on roles of the CIO?  If you're a CIO, what steps did you take to get there?  Did you have a mentor?  Have you mentored anyone? 


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