Excellent piece! Nearly every business leader we speak to has no idea or understanding of what technical debt is or why it is important. The issue is the language used to explain technology decisions is so foreign to executives that do not have technology backgrounds. If you explained technical debt in terms of something relatable, like a supply chain disruption caused by shortcuts taken to sign on unreliable suppliers while scaling the business, then things like tech debt start to make sense. A lot of the mistrust and misunderstanding is often a language translation issue.