About me

1) Hate writing about myself so it will be in list form

2) Nonlinear/divergent thinker

3) Got into electronics at age 9 and built some basic robots

4) Self-taught how to code(C for microcontrollers) at age 14 (6 months after getting internet)

5) Extremely intrinsically motivated towards making/creating things

6) Can hyperfocus on a single topic for years if the occasion requires it

7) Somewhat blind to external stimuli when in “flow”

8) Think very slowly but usually very accurately (I like to sleep on important/complex decisions)

9) Extremely solution oriented

10) Love to look at things from very different points of view and modes of thinking

11) Change my opinion based on new information

12) Have a deep need to learn new things and usually choose what to do based on learning potential

13) Love to challenge myself in different ways

14) Read a lot

15) I don’t fight uphill battles. If something fails a quantitative effort/reward analysis, I won’t do it.

16) No patience for corporate dogmas that punish everyone for a mistake someone did in a distant past

17) Noise is my kryptonite

18) Odd blend of being a dreamer yet very practical and reality-driven

19) High energy

20) Often outside doing all sorts of sports

21) The only person I know that actually profitted from bitcoin

About the author

Amando Abreu got into electronics as a kid, started programming microchips in his early teens, moved onto web development in his late teens, and got into people; psychology; and business in his twenties. Currently co-founder & CTO @ Perlo.io