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Productivity Hacks From Startup Execs

Productivity Hacks From Startup Execs
This is part of the "Moving Forward" series offering advice to small business owners on technology, mentorship, productivity, and growth. "Moving Forward" is sponsored by Ink from Chase®. More posts in the series » Getty/Araya Diaz Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder of Facebook and cofounder/CEO of Asana, has "No Meeting Wednesdays." Startup CEOs not only have to manage a team of employees, they have to build a company from the ground up. To deal with all of these responsibilities, the best entrepreneurs figure out tricks that help them manage their time and maximize their efficiency. In a recent Quora thread, startup execs responded to the question: "As a startup CEO, what is your favorite productivity hack?" 1. Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder of Facebook and cofounder and CEO of Asana, clears his schedule every Wednesday. 2. British pop psychologist Tony Buzan coined the term "mind map" in the '70s for a specific kind of organizational technique that is like a web of to-do lists. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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