We’re excited to welcome Canadian CEO Dogu Taskiran to the #ProductivityGiants series this week! Dogu oversees Stambol Studios, is a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality studio specializing in hyper-realistic immersive experiences. Stambol’s clients reap the benefits of state of the art architectural renderings, 3D illustrations, models, and animations for all of their visual communication needs.
We had a conversation with Dogu about taking advice with a grain of salt, getting to the “flow state”, and why prioritization is the key to getting things done. Read on:
Ross Simmonds is all about that lead life. He’s worked with brands ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups, implementing and perfecting B2B content marketing strategies to bring them more paying customers. All in all, Ross is a digital strategist, entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and public speaker.
As a multi-faceted talent, Ross often writes about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, along with the essential lessons he’s learned over the last few years on his blog. We talked to Ross about his own struggles and successes he finds organizing his day and how he stays productive juggling so many projects. Read on for to learn about his structured morning routine, how he combats distracting notifications, and why he lives and dies by his calendar.
Mamie Kanfer Stewart wants you to never sit through a pointless meeting ever again. Mamie is the founder of Meeteor, a startup focused on improving collaboration and meeting culture. Mamie’s love of productivity led her to found this innovative company, and the idea was born out of a passion to help individuals and teams thrive at work and communicate more effectively.
Mamie’s entrepreneurial spirit was fostered in thanks to her father, Joe Kanfer, CEO of GOJO Industries, and the inventor of PURELLⓇ Hand Sanitizer. Mamie has honed in on improving her own productivity practices and business knowledge, which lets her bring an unusual combination of strategic thinking and personalized consulting to the table.
We were so excited to talk to Mamie and let her spill some of her tried and true productivity processes. Read on for her top tips, her favorite time-tracking method, and why she prefers to write her tasks down using old-school paper and pen.
Igor Faletski is the founder & CEO of Mobify, a digital experience platform for building modern, customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps. Today, Mobify is the leading Digital Experience Platform for mobile commerce. It drives mobile revenue growth for global brands like Lancôme, Crabtree & Evelyn, Debenhams, Carnival Cruise Line, London Drugs, Burlington, PureFormulas, Superdry, eXtra Electronics, and ThinkGeek, among others.
Igor is a passionate entrepreneur and has successfully scaled Mobify from three people working in a tiny Vancouver apartment to the global leader in mobile commerce it is now. Read on for Igor’s top productivity and email tips, and why he always starts his day in a coffee shop.
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Nathan Chan is on a mission to make his entrepreneurial magazine, Foundr, a household name. Foundr is the essential digital resource for the “growing ranks of craft, self-made entrepreneurs – at every level of experience.”
Millions of people read Foundr’s content every month, and their covers have been blessed by successful entrepreneurs like Sophia Amoruso, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss and many more.
It’s a challenge juggling a fast-growing startup, while also disrupting and navigating the quickly changing publishing industry. We talked to Nathan about the importance of delegating and why work doesn’t feel like work to him.
This week we’re welcoming August Turak to the Productivity Giants Series. August is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and contributor for Forbes.com and the BBC. An ex-entrepreneur, August attributes the bulk of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for the past decade. He’s now the founder of the spiritual and educational nonprofit the Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation (SKSF).
Read on for August’s definition of productivity, the importance of delegating, and his reasons for becoming a total fitness nut.
Meet the happiest girl in tech – Amy Blankson! Amy is an author, founder, speaker, and writer dedicated to discovering how we can leverage technological advances, apps, and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more productive, while still staying sane and amplifying our happiness. She’s the bestselling author of The Future of Happiness, which teaches modern strategies to balance productivity and life satisfaction in the digital era.
The list goes on! She also co-founded GoodThink, a marketing and advertising agency that specializes in branding and integrated marketing communications, with a client roster that boasts huge brands such as Google, Cigna, and GAP.