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5 of the world’s best to do lists (that you’ve probably never heard of…)

February 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

5 of the World's Best To Do Lists (That you've probably never heard of...)

You’ve been there…

What to do app am I going to use?

Wunderlits? Nah…

Todoist? Not feeling it.

You’re launching a new initiative or project and don’t have a personal productivity system set up and running.

And even if it was, it wouldn’t be the right fit for the kind of project you’re working on now.

It’s a frustrating experience. Continue reading »

6 project planning apps you’ve probably never heard of…

January 29, 2019 in Uncategorized
You’ve been there…

Can I do this in Trello? Nah…

Maybe Asana or Monday? Nah…

What tool am I going to use???

You’re launching a new initiative or project and have none of your go-to systems are set up and running.

And even if they were, your go-to wouldn’t be the right fit for the kind of project you’re working on now.

It’s a frustrating experience. Continue reading »

How a wellness CEO stays productive… By not working

January 2, 2019 in Time Hacker

We first met the Getaway team at WorkAwesome NYC – a conference dedicated to optimizing life and productivity for busy people.

If you haven’t heard of Geaway, read on:

Getaway is cabin rental service that allows you to book a tiny cabin (Called “Outposts”) out in nature. They provide essentials – drinks, cookware, condiments and encourage you to disconnect from your phone, and “get away” during your experience. Continue reading »

How UptimeRobot grew from 0 to 600,000 users

December 5, 2018 in Time Hacker

Meet Umut Muhaddisoğlu, the co-founder of UptimeRobot, the world’s largest uptime monitoring service.

He founded and grew his company from a small side project to a service with more than 600,000 users over the course of 6 years.

It’s an incredible story.

I sat down with Omer to get an inside look at some of the methods and techniques behind the rapid growth for the his company. 

  • How did he decide to build UptimeRobot?
  • What’s the founding story? How did this service start?
  • What does a typical day in Omer’s life look like?
  • What are the key lifestyle habits that keep him productive every day?

Continue reading »

We interviewed the CEO of a SaaS that raised >$4.5m, here’s what we learned

November 16, 2018 in Time Hacker
Omer Molad

Omer Molad

Meet Omer Malad, he’s a co-founder and CEO of Vervoe, an AI-powered skill-testing solution to help companies hire the best candidates.  

His company has raised $4,500,000 and acquired over 4,000 customers, most of them small businesses. They’ve recently started to expand into acquiring larger and even larger customers… 💸

I sat down with Omer to get an inside look at some of the secrets behind his success as an entrepreneur. 

  1. What’s the founding story? How did all this start?
  2. What are the actionable tips and tricks for organizing his team and work?
  3. What are the core beliefs and thought processed that led to Omer’s success
  4. What does a typical day look like?
  5. What are the key lifestyle habits that keep him grinding every day?

We’ve learned a lot, it’s a great read and we’re sure you’ll learn a bunch, so lets hop right into it! Continue reading »

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 »

Slack task management – how to effectively manage to-do’s with Slack

October 31, 2018 in Time Hacker

Slack Task Management

You’ve probably been in this situation…

You’ve just got out of an interview with a potential new hire and you’ve only got 5 minutes until your next meeting

You open slack…

Crap.

Now you’ve only got 5 minutes to:

  1. Respond to your CEO
  2. Assign tasks to your developer and social media marketer
  3. Do it in a way so it can be tracked

Sound familiar? If you’re anything like me…

This happens more often than you’d like. Continue reading »