Just Like You and Me

I can’t even begin to imagine how many takes it took for her to pull this off! I’m especially empathetic to the folks who she recruited to help her pull these off!

This is what folks mean when they say:

We need a 10X engineer, yo.

Hey… they don’t really exist. I don’t even know what that even means at this point in my life.

Go for it.

But, it’s funny to hear folks talk about it… and it’s a very easy litmus test in terms of understanding how naive a leader / manager truly is.


Software engineers who have been doing this type of work for a long time make it look easy when it’s really all of that scar tissue build-up that gives us skills, experience, and know-how that makes it look effortless, but was earned over long-periods of self-hatred and malcontent.

Or, maybe that’s just me.

There’s nothing more frustrating than being unable to figure out a logic problem that you feel like you’ve figured out 1,000 times before; you would think that we’d have it all figured out, right?

Wrong. That’s just not how life is… and that’s why there aren’t really any real 10X engineers out there… they are people, just like you and me.