367: 10x Evilgineers

22 July 2019

Mike rekindles his youthful love affair with Emacs and we debate what makes a "10x engineer".

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  • Shekhar Kirani on Twitter — 10x engineers. Founders if you ever come across this rare breed of engineers, grab them. If you have a 10x engineer as part of your first few engineers, you increase the odds of your startup success significantly.
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