The Startup
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The Startup

Coach Them Until It Hurts

“I think I can run the demo on my own, you don’t need to be there.”

That’s when I knew she didn’t need me anymore. Somewhere, deep inside, I felt a novel, weird sensation: it was pride and… what else?

At the time, I was the CTO of a tech startup, and I had been training Carmen, our frontend lead, for well over a year now. Carmen was a brilliant engineer who now led a team of eight, tasked with…

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