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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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Don't Part-Time Your Dreams

It's too hard to work at a big company and build a startup on nights and weekends. I built a lot of projects part-time. My brother would help me. After our day jobs ended, we worked on the things that mattered most to us—trying desperately to get traction with

Don't Part-Time Your Dreams
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The meaning of your life?

I wasn't paying much attention to the existential question, chances are, neither are you. But half a year of creating forced me to stop wasting my attention and instead focus it on what's truly important to me. It turns out watching lots of Netflix, playing video games, scrolling away meaninglessly

The meaning of your life?
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Leadership Debt

When you ask people to go above and beyond, and they do it, you go into debt. I am talking about those circumstances when you ask people to work hard, really hard. Those happen at Startups, and occasionally they happen at big companies too—those do-or-die moments when everything is

Leadership Debt

My Recent Posts

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Postcard 27: When the end is the beginning.

Hello team, People say write online to compound knowledge, put yourself out there and let serendipity come to you. Write online to gain leverage over the world. Those all sound like big abstract words; what the hell do people mean when they say that? On my last session as a

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Don't Part-Time Your Dreams

It's too hard to work at a big company and build a startup on nights and weekends. I built a lot of projects part-time. My brother would help me. After our day jobs ended, we worked on the things that mattered most to us—trying desperately to get traction with

Don't Part-Time Your Dreams
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Postcard 26: Competition

Hi from New York! Where the city is absolutely jam packed with people again. I was strolling through the city yesterday, unsure if I should feel upset that the sidewalks are so packed that it's hard to walk again or be glad that New York City is roaring back to