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louie bacaj

Hi, I'm Louie Bacaj

I am a software engineer, engineering leader, love writing, and I love building things.

I recently quit big tech to chase my dreams of entrepreneurship.

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Assets & Liabilities

(This essay was first featured on the 51st edition of my newsletter) Growing up in the hood, you saw people buy a lot of liabilities and very few assets. In one part of The Bronx, New York, which was full of Albanian immigrants, there were more Mercedes Benzes in a

Assets & Liabilities
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Inspiration and Passion

Everybody thinks hard work is hard. But hard work isn't hard if you are passionate about it and inspired to do it. On the flip side of that, even easy work is hard when you hate what you are doing. How do I know? Just a few months ago, I

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One on Ones for Engineers

The One on One is the most important meeting of your career. Treat it as such. Until recently, I managed multiple engineering teams, and I've managed and helped hire hundreds of Software Engineers throughout my career. Also, before moving into management, I came up the ladder as an Individual Contributor

My Recent Posts

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M&Ms 64: Good Ideas

Hey Team. I am ashamed to admit that I have sat on the couch thinking of what to Tweet more than once, especially in my early days of making content. But I had a conversation recently that reminded me that every bit of software we build today is inspired by

M&Ms 64: Good Ideas
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M&Ms 63: To Immortalize it Teach it

Hey Team, If you want to immortalize your knowledge of a topic, you might have to teach it. Edgar Dale is famous for saying: "We remember roughly: 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and hear 70%

M&Ms 63: To Immortalize it Teach it
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M&Ms 62: Happy Birthday

Hey Team, It's America's birthday in a few days. America celebrates on the 4th of July, and my birthday is on the fifth of July. As an immigrant to this country, I figured I would say a few words about what this place is and what it means to me.

M&Ms 62: Happy Birthday