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To do list of the future | AI Powered

April 24, 2019 in GipsyBot, Time Hacker

Have you seen the movie “Her” ? An AI called Samantha was supposed to make the Theodore’s life, the main character, easier by organizing his life and also making him succeed in his career and love goals. While she managed to break his heart, she does help Theodore in his career, gets his work published and gets him closer to his childhood female friend.

I have a different interpretation of the AI of the future – it’s a little bit less sexier than Scarlet Johansen but it is a lot more empowering

Here are twelve things that I think a to do list of the future can do to help you achieve your goals

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A typical day in the life of Alina Vandenberghe – GipsyBot CEO

March 13, 2019 in GipsyBot

I can’t run a productivity company and not be on the top of my game, right?

Well, it’s not by accident that I got into this space. I have been naturally obsessed by efficiency ever since I was a kid. Multitasking came early for me – I was working to pay for my education ever since I was 12

A few years later [sic] I’m the co-founder of two Saas companies and the mom to a 1 month old baby boy. I have to plan my days VERY carefully to make sure I’m most productive

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Here’s our anti-term sheet for VCs… Do you have yours?

November 6, 2018 in GipsyBot

Pretty soon GipsyBot will embark on a fundraising journey, naturally I’ve started thinking about the most productive way to find the “perfect VC”.

I’ve read enough blogs posts on fundraising, they all focus on the same thing: how to pitch.

But few of them talk about the selection process from a founders’ standpoint.

And for me, at least at this stage, that’s far more important than my deck or the size of my raise.

I want to look forward to board meetings.

I don’t want to view them as a chore.

Similar to how one would write a criteria for finding someone to share their life once they decide they want to get married, I started creating a list of the things I’m looking forward from our future VC partner.

This post from Paul Graham on what to look for in a founder also inspired me.

So below are the attributes I’ll be looking for in my VC dating game: Continue reading »

What I tried at the Bulletproof Labs (a playground for adults)

October 29, 2018 in Time Hacker

I’ve been following Dave Asprey (the “inventor” of the BulletProof coffee) for many years now. I used to enjoy reading about his relentless efforts to make himself live longer and healthier through unorthodox ways.

I’ve read all his books and I think he inspired some great threads in the biohacking world. I have fallen off his fan list a year or so ago when I felt his actions were driven by the desire to make a profit more than by his drive to make others achieve their health goals.

I still enjoy reading his published work and most importantly I love that he created a playground for “biohackers” at the BulletProof lab in Santa Monica in Los Angeles. You’re supposed to get a week worth of gym workout in 20 minutes in this place

Every time I go I have a lot of fun trying devices I wouldn’t have access to otherwise. There’s no place like it. The only regret I have is , because i don’t live full time in LA, I don’t have to the opportunity to do a full run of training that can show me net improvements.

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My experience at 1440 Multiversity (a summer camp for adults)

October 24, 2018 in Time Hacker

I really dislike cooking. So much so that my biggest dream is that someday I will have a personal chef. One who’s as obsessive on macros and nutrients and latest data on longevity and health factors as I am.

Until then I sort my One Meal a Day (OMAD) on my own (I do OMAD because it saves me about 14 hours a week time and data shows it’s most effective way to keep your body in great shape) Continue reading »

How should you display comments in your app?

October 22, 2018 in Product

Comments are a good way to create engagement within your app and most importantly create value to users/visitors by allowing them collaborate and/or express their opinions

You can show comments in social media app, on a blog post/video, on a question/answers app or in a collaborative app. Within all these options – what’s the best way to display comments to your users? In the chronological order? Show most recent first? Or show top comments (most popular first)?

Today we had to decide how to show comments on tasks in our app. Because every decision we make has to be well documented (and made publicly available) I thought I might as well make fully public. Here’s the way I think of it… Continue reading »

Keto Summit – Day 1 Recap

October 14, 2018 in Time Hacker

Ever since my neighbor, who was a second mom to me, died suddenly when I was a kid I just thought life is short. And that you just suddenly die even if you are healthy.

This “hypothesis” was confirmed to me later on in college when a friend who looked super lean and as strong as an ox died of heart disease.

So I was sure that by 30 I will just die.

Now that I’m past 30, not dead, and with a baby on the way I feel I want to optimize as much as possible every second I have. For as long as I can possibly can. Continue reading »