+10x engineers may be mythical, but -10x engineers exist. To become a -10x engineer, simply waste 400 engineering hours per week. Combine the following strategies:
I know the 10x developer is a myth and all, but one thing we don’t talk about very often is that it is sometimes easy to out-pace other devs simply by moving forward at a decent clip.
This is because there are easy (yet non-obvious) ways to make negative progress as a developer. It’s not hard to move orders of magnitude faster than someone who’s headed in the wrong direction.