I’ve been working in Product Management for the last 11 years, with senior positions at Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Pearson. I was fortunate to work at the core of the Mobile wave – I launched one of the first iPad apps ever that grew to 20M users.
Now we’re facing a new Tsunami: AI. Continue reading »
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 »
Have you ever heard of Slack? 👀
Of course you have. Everyone has.
That’s why Slack isn’t on this list.
This list is curated to be the most valuable productivity tools you probably haven’t heard of.
I think you’ll get a kick out of it, leave a comment and let us know which ones are your favorite. Continue reading »
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?
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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.
- What’s the founding story? How did all this start?
- What are the actionable tips and tricks for organizing his team and work?
- What are the core beliefs and thought processed that led to Omer’s success
- What does a typical day look like?
- 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 »
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 »
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…
Now you’ve only got 5 minutes to:
- Respond to your CEO
- Assign tasks to your developer and social media marketer
- 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 »
The Five Minute Journal is one of the simplest ways that I have found to consistently ensure improving my well being and happiness. Both in terms of achievement and actual measurable, quantifiable results.
I bet you’re reading this and thinking…
“Journaling? Why do I care about journaling?”
You might picture a teenage girl, laying on her bed with her feet waving in the air and writing about her crush in a pink diary .
That’s the association a lot of people have.
That journaling is for young people who are trying to discover themselves and deal with their emotions and hormones.
But that’s not at all what journaling is about. Continue reading »
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.
Here’s what I tried so far Continue reading »
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 »