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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My Favorite Posts
Doing one thing in public seems to lead to doing even more things in our lives. It's the old one thing leads to another cliché. I started writing a few months back as part of the Ship 30 essays in 30 days challenge, leading me to write a newsletter each
I graduated with my undergraduate degree over a year late. I almost didn't graduate because I worked full-time in a restaurant. I needed money to help my immigrant family and to pay for that college degree I almost didn't graduate from. I started my career late at 26 too. I
A while back, I ran the growth engineering team of a successful eCommerce startup. We acquired 10 million customers in one year from launch. We got to 1 million customers faster than Instagram; they did it in 3 months, we did it quicker. We had a world-class marketing team spending
My Recent Posts
Show me your friends and ill show you your future. -Albanian ProverbThe people you keep in your circle, the tribes you belong to, will impact your future more than any action you personally take. Don't believe me? In the book, Atomic Habits, James Clear points to a study of the
I was born in communism; I lived in poverty for the first ten years of my life. Then, at ten, my parents moved me to the hood. Where I once again lived in poverty for the following ten years. The thing is, the hood is pretty bad; crime rates are
I try to go to church a few times a year. When I go there I've realized they keep saying the same thing over and over. For a few thousand years now, religions retell the same stories, the same parables, teach us the same lessons, and tweak a few words
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