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louie bacaj

Hi, I'm Louie Bacaj

Welcome to my site.

A quick 5 seconds about me

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

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

I am trying to help others behind me by writing publicly and being transparent with my journey.

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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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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
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The Avalanche of Doing Things.

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 because of a writing course called Write of Passage and a daily challenge called ship 30 essays in

The Avalanche of Doing Things.

My Recent Posts

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Memes & Motivation 39: Just Launch

Hey Team, This week, I launched my first info product, a video course called Timeless Career Advice for Engineers, and you won't believe what happens next. It actually sold a whole bunch. 170+ people watched it, and the feedback from engineers has been fantastic. It led to several conversations and

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Memes & Motivation 38: Lucky

Hey team, It happened again this week. I thought it would take another decade to go viral, but it took a week for another thread to go big. Here is the crazy lesson about how the internet works. It took me nine months of actively trying hard to get my

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Memes & Motivation 37: Happy New Year

Hey Team, Happy New Year! I hope that 2022 is a healthy and prosperous one for you, and your family. I will keep this newsletter short. But it has been a crazy week where learnings from all of this year came together for me, along with a bunch of luck.