Claire Diaz-Ortizis 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!
Some people just seem to have their productivity on point. You know the ones we’re talking about – the ones who can knock out an awesome presentation, pitch 10 new clients, run five miles, write a blog post, get their email inbox to the elusive “zero” mark, and race through a few chapters of the latest personal development book sweeping the business world… all before breakfast.
If you’ve been anywhere near a bookstore the past few years, chances are you’ve encountered two of Tucker Max’s bestselling books – I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and Assholes Finish First. They chronicle his wild exploits during his twenties and have sold a staggering 2 million copies combined.
A writer by trade, Tucker is now playing the startup game. His company, Book in a Box, turns ideas into books and is based on a streamlined book creation process that avoids the traditional, painful process of writing and publishing. He started Book in a Box in 2014, and took the role of CEO, just like most founders do. Business was booming, but the company was failing to scale, and Tucker realized he should let someone else lead, and fired himself as CEO.
Tucker is an inspirational figure for his successes, sure – but he’s also failed a lot. We learn more about what’s he learned from career missteps and totally transforming his life in the interview ahead.
From learning how to speed up the patent approval process to finding alternative sources of business financing, crowdsourcing has again-and-again proven to be an amazing productivity tool that can save time and money and produce outstanding results.
Microsoft’s robust Office 365 suite features a comprehensive range of tools designed to make enterprise users more productive. Some of the many handy features you can look forward to include web scheduler, SharePoint, co-authoring and custom styles for documents, just to name a few.
However, with new features being added all the time, there might be some Office 365 features you aren’t using, or don’t even know about. To help you get the most out of your Office 365 subscription, we’re sharing 4 cool features that most Office 365 users don’t know along with tips on how to put them to good use.
In case you missed it, this series includes interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond, and we’re continuing on with a new batch of inspiring people. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far. Catch up on Series 1 here.
Let’s set the scene: you’re off to run some morning errands and decide to stop into your favorite coffee shop for a quick pick-me-up or a bagel for the road. Whether this is a one-off occurrence or if you’re a regular, you’ve certainly come across at least a few people a day who are tucked away in a corner, diligently pattering away at their laptops.