I write code since 2013 and started my entrepreneurship journey in 2017. That gave me plenty of time to observe a recurring pattern: Obviously, these

Engineer vs Entrepreneur Mindset

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2022-05-14 15:30:06

I write code since 2013 and started my entrepreneurship journey in 2017. That gave me plenty of time to observe a recurring pattern:

Obviously, these 2 populations overlap in all the startup hubs of the World, and no way is better than the other. Still, I think it's interesting to take a few steps back to see the tradeoffs made by each group and see if we can take the best from both worlds.

Most engineers I know are Introverts (INTJ, INTP, ISTP, ISTJ, INFP or ISFJ). Thus, it's all natural that a lot of engineers are adepts of Deep Work: uninterrupted work sessions to achieve maximal focus.

Introversion also leads to perfectionism: as we don't like to talk about our skills, they have to be apparent in our work. Everything has to be perfect: from the fonts to the algorithms, passing by the colors. If it's not a best practice backed by serious studies, it has little value.

When it comes to learning, engineers love to learn a lot. I can buy 10 times more books than I have the available bandwidth to read and still be happy to have all this knowledge on my hard drive, always available, "just in case".

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