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

8) Extremely solution oriented

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

10) Change my opinion based on new information

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

12) Love to challenge myself in different ways

13) Read a lot

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

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

16) Noise is my kryptonite

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

18) High energy

19) Often outside doing all sorts of sports

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

About the author

Amando Abreu is a serial entrepreneur, Fractional CTO, and engineer who has been involved in several startups and launched dozens of products. He has worked with companies such as trivago, Portugal Telecom, and Vizrt. He has experience in several industries, most notably e-commerce, SaaS, media, travel, insurance, property development, and construction.