In this week’s installment of the #ProductivityGiants series, we talk to Scott Berkun about his daily routines, favorite productivity methods, and the creative ways in which he releases stress.
First, a little background on Scott – he’s the bestselling author of seven books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. He is commissioned for talks that center around creativity, culture, business, and many other topics.
Aside from speaking and writing about creativity, Scott has some innovations to his name as well, including managing internet product development at Microsoft. Read on for the full interview:
Entrepreneurs, this installment of the #ProductivityGiants is for you – we speak to Patrick J McGinnis, New York City resident, venture capitalist and private equity investor. After a decade on Wall Street, Patrick founded Dirigo Advisors in order to provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs, investors, and fast growing startups. He’s built a diverse portfolio of investments, including in companies such as beauty site ipsy, smart luggage company Bluesmart, and Afiniti, a big data company focused on the call center industry.
Do you consider yourself an overachiever? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for Lifehack Bootcamp, an elite program geared towards teaching eager professionals the recipes to maximize their energy, time, and results.
Started by self-proclaimed overachievers Demir and Carey Bentley, the program totes the tagline “The Future of Productivity is Here.” Once in the bootcamp, you can learn various productivity techniques, including time mastery and how to design the life you really want.
Claire Diaz-Ortiz is many things – an author, speaker, advisor, and technology innovator. She was one of the early employees at Twitter, hired by co-founder Biz Stone to lead social innovation at the buzzy startup. She’s known as “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” and “Twitter’s Pontiff Recruitment Chief” for her relations and communication with the Vatican. She was even standing by his side when he sent his very first tweet!
Zack Onisko has made a career out of designing products for fast-growing startups. He started out as a designer working in Silicon Valley after the dot-com bubble burst, and made his way up the ranks, pivoting his career to managing growth teams. He’s since worked as head of growth at notable startups such as Creative Market, Branchout, and Hired.
Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, and Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot.
The #ProductivityGiants series continues with Eric Paley, a partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses. Eric is an an active investor and has led Founder Collective’s investments in companies such as Trade Desk, Uber, Makerbot, Hotel Tonight, and many more.
Before that, Eric was an entrepreneur in his own right and founded Brontes Technologies, a 3D imaging company, which was acquired by 3M in 2006. He also sits on the board of the New England Venture Capital Association, has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, and is a frequent contributor to Techcrunch. It’s safe to say he has a lot of impressive business going on. Can you see why we were so excited to pick his brain on all things productivity?
Here, Eric tells us all about his morning and nightly routines, his tried and true email tips, and his favorite method to catch up on all those TV shows.
Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, and Nir Eyal, author of Hooked.
We recently sat down with Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, a widely used sales and marketing platform that helps companies increase their traffic, organize their social strategies, and convert leads.
Dharmesh regularly travels to speak on the subject of inbound marketing, and was named an Inc. Founder 40 in 2016. A native of Boston, he’s active in the entrepreneurial community, and is an angel investor in over 60 startups. Currently, he’s working on a passion project called GrowthBot, a free chatbot for marketing and sales that’s available for Slack and Facebook Messenger. You can follow him on Twitter.
Here, Dharmesh divulges his #1 productivity tip, email habits, and the most worthwhile investment he – er- his mom – ever made.