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louie bacaj

Hi, i'm louie bacaj

Welcome to my online real estate, I am an engineering leader, a software engineer, and I love startups.

A quick 10 seconds about me

I grew up in The Bronx, NYC, most of my life.

I've worked at fortune 100 companies and startups alike. One of those startups has had a successful exit.

Currently, I lead multiple engineering teams at a fortune 1 company.

I am passionate and write about many domains such as engineering leadership, making things, careers, real estate, eCommerce, healthcare, growth and marketing.

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Consider my weekly postcard. I will send you a few of the best ideas I learned about and articles I read once a week.

My Favorite Posts

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What have I done for you lately?

When I was 22, a bartender in a nice family restaurant, an older woman named Rose Begnal, changed my whole perspective on life. She told me—Louie, no one gives a shit about what you want, but they all deeply care about what you can do for them. I recognize

What have I done for you lately?
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How to build a great engineering team from the ground up

When building a house, if you want to develop one that will last, you will start with the foundation and make sure that's done right. After the foundation, you build the walls, then the roof, and then finally spend a long time inside and outside, adding the finishing touches. You

How to build a great engineering team from the ground up
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Love Boredom, Love the Grind

Boredom is a greater threat to our ambitions than failure. I have spent a lot of time dissecting my failures in life, and I've rarely blamed boredom for them, but the truth is that many of my failures, and probably yours too, are due to getting bored. Unless we learn

Love Boredom, Love the Grind

My Recent Posts

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Postcard 12: Mastery

Hello from sunny Boca Raton, Florida! I recently got early access to Derek Sivers new book How To Live, and the book is magnificent and thought-provoking. It is 150 pages but meant to be read slowly. This book is like a zip file; it is compressed information that unzips in

Postcard 12: Mastery
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Postcard 11: Engage

Hi Friends, Happy Monday. I've been engaging folks on Twitter more than I ever have in the past; some of those conversations have been incredibly valuable to me so far. The back and forth leads to new ideas, and those tweets have served as a fantastic way to validate if

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Postcard 10: Prolific

Hi Friends, I hope you are doing good and Happy Memorial Day to all my friends in the United States. This week is all about being a prolific creator of things. The world is governed by all these crazy Power Laws (also known as Pareto Distributions, 80-20 rule) and insane