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Hi, I'm Louie Bacaj.

I am a Software Engineer and Engineering Leader who turned Entrepreneur.

I used to manage many engineering teams. I invest in and operate a few rental properties.

I write. And I teach others to get started with newsletters through the Small Bets Community. And I still love building software and apps.

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Why there is no lesson in failure worth parsing and all the real lessons are in the wins.

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