philgo

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Productivity

January 4, 2012

8 Ways To Get In The Zone (and Be Super Freakin’ Productive)

If you’ve ever run long distances, you know what being in the zone means.  You shut off the rest of the world, your vision tunnelize, sounds seems to come from far away. You’re in. You’re focused on one thing. Getting in the zone seems increasingly difficult if you work in front of a computer. Between - Read More -

November 30, 2011

Getting Schooled By A New Hire

I recently hired a promising school dropout. He goes by the nomulous moniker on the web and as Fletcher Tomalty everywhere else. Some late night browsing on GitHub made me a very lucky manager as he’s so far the best hire of my 1st decade in technology. Too bad, he’s not drinking yet Last week, - Read More -

November 1, 2011

If it’s your company, then it’s your fault

If you’re a co-founder,  CEO or simply the boss of the company, everything that sucks about it or that fails is your fault. Don’t even think of blaming the new guy, the young guy or the guy who left for a week in the Bahamas. If one does not know what to do, is not - Read More -

October 20, 2011

#StealThisIdea : Todo List + Google Maps

I like optimization, especially when running errands during the weekend. I always find myself figuring the best route to complete all tasks. What do I want? An app to … Alert me when I am close to a business related to an item on my TODO (integration with YellowPages API?). Integration with Google Maps so - Read More -

June 15, 2011

Do the thing that sucks early in the morning!

First thing you do is delegating work right? So what’s next? There’s always something you have to do in a day that truly sucks. One item on your TODO list you are avoiding over and over again. You usually get to it somewhere in the afternoon. By that time, you convince yourself you’ll do it - Read More -

May 26, 2011

Start Your Day by Delegating Work

This is part two of the so-obvious-productivity advice serie sponsored by an anonymous procrastinator. Part1 is here. No secret here, delegating work is surely the best way to increase a team or single person productivity. While you work, others work for you to and by the end of the day, more work has been done - Read More -

April 14, 2011

The people you want to work with

I just read a post about important traits for entrepreneur that made me think of what I like in the people I prefer to work with. 1 of the 2 traits Elad listed was a “raw capacity to learn”. They learn from every event. It’s magic. They turn everything that happens to them into an - Read More -

February 7, 2011

Vacation : A better policy is no policy

I’ve always had some problems with vacation policy as they rarely reward hard work. Found out about an interesting Vacation No-Policy going around at NetFlix, GroupOn, Flixster, and Rapleaf. One of the things a fast growing company can do is constantly look to eliminate unnecessary policies and bureaucracy.   One place to look is your vacation - Read More -

January 11, 2011

My first startup month : lessons learned

It’s now been way over a month since I left the corporate world to jump on this new adventure. Might seems short, but time is when you know your runway length, how fast the market is heating up and you see your arbitrary deadlines coming up. It’s enough to learn a few lessons that I’ll - Read More -

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