The Effective Engineer

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

Make small changes. Create a big impact.

Hi! I'm Edmond Lau, author of The Effective Engineer.

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The Effective Engineer: How to Leverage Your Efforts in Software Engineering to Make a Disproportionate and Meaningful Impact

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