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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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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
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New York after the Virus

There is lots of talk that New York is sick, and more specifically, New York City is dead. New York City has big problems in the post coronavirus age, as the office space tumbles, companies institute work from home and start dumping leases to save money. There is no question

New York after the Virus

My Recent Posts

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Postcard 6: Vacation

Hello from Connecticut; I hope you had a great week. This week I managed to take my wonderful wife out of the house for her birthday. In the process, I remembered how much I miss vacations. Although this was a short getaway, it got me thinking about how badly we

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What happens if we squeeze too much?

The mantra of modern life (if there is one) is to leave nothing on the table; after all, why would we? The gurus tell us we should try harder and seize all of the efficiency we can get out of our work. We should cut all waste in our organizations.

What happens if we squeeze too much?
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Postcard 5: Play

Hi Friends, Hello from New York; I hope you had a great week. This week is a reminder about doing the things that feel like play. I am always amazed watching my kids play and how much fun they have doing it. I put some thought into some of my

Postcard 5: Play