The Effective Engineer

How to focus your time & effort on the aspects of work & life that have the highest impact.

Hey there explorer of the Internet,

Hi! I'm Edmond Lau, an engineer who loves teaching others to be more effective at getting the right things done. I even took a year off away from software development to write a book about it.

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