Why I strive to be a 0.1x engineer

Let’s not build that feature.
Is there existing software that could be used instead?
Let’s not add this functionality.
Does the complexity it will introduce really justify its existence?
Let’s not build that product yet.
Can we first do some small things to test the assumption that it will be valuable?
Let’s not build/deploy that development tool.
Can we adjust our process or practices instead to make it unnecessary?
Let’s not adopt this new technology.
Can we achieve the same thing with a technology that the team is already using and familiar with? “The best tool for the job” is a very dangerous phrase.
Let’s not keep maintaining this feature.
What is blocking us from deleting this code?
Let’s not automate this.
Can we find a way to not need to do it all?


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