However, it would be nice to have the management version of a rubber-duck, a pair, a mentor, a consultant or a life coach for people in our roles. I don't know if anyone else shares this opinion but I would be interested in a virtual meet-up where CTOs of startups and small businesses discuss best-practices and work through issues. It could be as simple as a mailing list. I suspect meetups and groups like this exist in-person but I live very far from the bay area and we're rural enough there simply is nothing nearby. If nothing like this exists, I would be willing to work and work hard with others to set it up. I think it would be so valuable to me that I wouldn't mind putting a lot of effort into getting it going.
I would also pay real money for the right mentor/CTO coach. Surely there are a number of passionate CTOs/Past CTOs that wouldn't mind passing on their legacy and mentoring me? If any of this at all sounds interesting, my email address is in my profile.
 And it's from whence I was first shown this article... :-)