I recently interviewed a business owner, who had hired a 'techie' CTO, and gave them salary and equity.
He used to come in declaring the next big thing. Without considering the long-term impact.
Honestly, he didn't understand the landscape of technology. It was as if he was directing a short-term project.
The CTO ended up railroading our business down a dead-end route. We had settled for a 'techie' CTO pushing us down a technical route.
When what we really needed was a non-biased partner to help us scale!