As a CTO of a company that runs 20+ projects in parallel, I usually get involved in technical discussions or have to answer questions where I don’t know the answer.
I work with brilliant people. Way smarter than me. They usually know the technology in question better than I do. Often, my role is just helping people to organize their thoughts and find their solutions. However, there’s something about my problem-solving skills that I find very valuable.
Sometimes the questions that I am being asked are very specific, or tricky. I immediately wonder why we have to answer this question in the first place.