Category: Productivity

Re-Calendaring

There is a concept in engineering that made its way into the broader startup and business world. Popularized by Martin Fowler back in 1999 this concept is called Re-Factoring. In essence, refactoring is about continuous improvement of the code with goal to make it better, and more maintainable over time. You can think of it…

Read more Re-Calendaring

7 Biz Dev Tips for Startups

Being able to quickly get in front of the right people is an important skill. Biz Dev has evolved to be leaner, but people’s attention is ever more scarce. Gone are the days of lengthy emails – Twitter has forced us to fit most of our thoughts and actions into 140 characters. Here are 7…

Read more 7 Biz Dev Tips for Startups

7 Calendar Tips for Startups

I once had the pleasure of hearing Lou Gerstner, former CEO of IBM, speak. Something he said stuck in my head: “Never let anyone own your schedule.” It’s simple, it’s obvious, yet it’s genius. Over the years, whenever I didn’t follow this advice, I was stressed and unproductive. Gradually, I learned that planning and following…

Read more 7 Calendar Tips for Startups

Inbox 0

I love to optimize things, and I am scheduling nut. I love planning my days and weeks. Most of my inspiration comes from Fred Wilson and Brad Feld (I’ve been reading their blogs for 7+ years) and they are incredibly organized about their life. I get 300-400 emails per day for Techstars (all of which…

Read more Inbox 0