Hello, neurosurgeon/author here reading from the sidelines as a "not engineer" who found your writing on Substack. This is a great article, and it's about a lot more than tech/startups/entrepreneurship. You've given me much to think about. Nice job!

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Love this. Is knowing what makes good things good == reverse engineering skills?

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Wow! Your article makes a ton of sense!

A few years ago, I paused my university studies to follow the 'self-taught' path.

At first, I struggled until I bumped into a skills-acquisition lifehack; exposure.

I noticed that my skills were improving, in leaps, whenever I attended tech events.

I knew it had something to do with meeting super-talented people, those whose skills were better than mine.

I resonate now; in my exposure to great engineers, my taste grew, and as my taste grew, my thirst to perfect my skills followed suit.

Recently, I have been meeting communities of innovators, and I can feel this whole scenario play all over again.

Thank you,


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