Friday, February 28, 2014

Become Productive the Fast Company Way

If you want to be a billionaire, productivity is key.

Here are hints from Fast Company magazine (December 2013/January 2014), which focuses on the most exciting people in the most exciting businesses, usually tech companies and startups, with sports and TV celebrities thrown in for good measure. 
  1. Eat the same thing every day.  According to Alexa von Tobel, CIO of LearnVest, this is a big timesaver.
  2. Get up early. That's 4:30 for eBay VP Steve Yankovich, 5:45 for designer Tory Burch, Coca-Cola SVP Wendy Clark and Alexa von Tobel, 6 am for Newark, NY mayor Cory Booker, 6:15 for former NBA star David Robinson, and 6:30 for novelist David Baldacci.
  3. Get an assistant.  It works for Anthony Bourdain, who says "There's got to be somebody to receive the emails and phone calls or my head would explode."
  4. Hire only women. Pharrell Williams says "Women have always been my motivation, and equality is quite naturally a theme for me.  So it's all estrogen: estrogenic - I'm going to coin a term -- intelligence."
Also, don't forget to create a hot startup, work for a company like Apple, eBay or Google, or sign with the NBA.

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