In Organization, Strategy, Super Helpful Info on 03/13/2013 at 10:15 pm
I met Chris when we both were on a social media panel at SES NY a couple of years ago.
On Facebook today, Chris posted a link to “21 Tools for Maximizing Productivity” – which included awesome apps like Boomerang and Rapportive. But I was looking for something that’d keep me from automatically opening Facebook every 30 seconds.
And there it was:
Procrastinator - a Chrome extension, and exactly what I was looking for.
Whenever I (habitually) open a new tab to Facebook during work hours, it shows me this obnoxious screen:
Procrastinator, you are one mean app. I can tell we’re going to get along splendidly.
In Org B, Organization, Super Helpful Info on 01/27/2013 at 4:41 pm
Geoff Alexander, who’s currently the Managing VP of extremely-social-media-savvy Wow Bao, has been an amazing mentor, friend and colleague for the past several years. I met him when we first were on the Twitterbox, talking about Foiled and Wow Bao donating food through a project we put together that year, “Chicago Soup.”
Ever since then, we’ve managed to get together every so often. He inspires me. Geoff is the kind of guy who gets you excited to take action and move your business along. (For this reason alone, I should probably hang out with him every day.)
One afternoon, I was running around and caught him at one of his stores. He took me to the back so I could check out his operations, which always seem so flawless. I asked him how he kept everything organized. He held up a P-Touch Label Maker.
“Mari, this will change your life. P-Touch EVERYTHING. We label every single thing.”
And it’s true. Behind the counter, every single thing is labeled, clearly, with a simple P-Touch labeler. So easy. Time to do this at our packaging stations and kitchen.
In Be memorable, Just plain fun, Networking, Super Helpful Info, Tech on 01/27/2013 at 4:17 pm
I met Jon at an event in town (I think it was 37signals related, which would explain Jon’s techiness). Our conversation went something like this:
Jon: What do you do?
Me: I make cupcakes. What do you do?
Jon: I make apps.
Then, I asked more questions and found out that Jon’s app, DesktimeApp, is actually really cool, really pretty, and really useful.
Whenever I travel, I’ve found it’s much more fun to work in a co-working space and meet new entrepreneurs, than it is to go to a coffee shop and share space with a potentially unstable person and a really loud steam machine.
I’ve met so many cool people, discovered so many new places, and gotten such great feedback – all because of this tiny little web app that I keep bookmarked on my phone whenever I’m in a new city.
You may enjoy it too.