how i work

Behind The App: The Story Of Lookout

Even before the days of iPhones and Androids, the team at Lookout has been protecting smartphones from security flaws and developing tools to deal with stolen phones. We caught up with co-founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey to learn what led to the founding of the company and the development of the present-day app.

I'm Ayah Bdeir, CEO Of LittleBits, And This Is How I Work

Working with electronics can be intimidating for people like me — I don’t know a soldering iron from a glue gun, and I definitely don’t know how to read a circuit diagram. Luckily, there’s littleBits.

I'm Ryan Carson, CEO Of Treehouse, And This Is How I Work

Ryan Carson only works four days a week. In fact, all of Treehouse only works four days a week, doesn’t have any managers, and yet it’s still a fast-growing online coding school that brings technology education to the masses. Under Ryan’s guidance as co-founder and CEO, Treehouse is a blossoming venue to learn how to build a website or code an app. How does he get anything done with only a four-day work week? We asked Ryan to share his tips and to find out how he works.

I'm Kathryn Minshew, CEO Of The Muse, And This Is How I Work

At the age of 28, Kathryn Minshew is growing her career advice and job search tool The Muse at warp speed. Launched in 2011 with less than $3000 and a small team of writers and editors, The Muse now has over one million monthly users. Prior to The Muse, Kathryn worked at The Clinton Health Initiative, focusing on vaccine access in Africa. I caught up with the always-on-the-go entrepreneur to talk about time saving tricks, workspaces, Taylor Swift and more.

We Are The Founders Of Asana, And This Is The Story Behind The App

Trying to manage large projects with your team can sometimes feel like juggling while defusing a bomb. It’s tough to keep everyone on the same page while getting actual work done. So when Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein were helping to build Facebook and needed a tool that fostered effective collaboration, they decided to build their own. That tool became Asana. We caught up with Dustin and Justin to learn about their process, challenges and advice for aspiring developers.

I'm Jamie Todd Rubin, And This Is How I Work

I first connected with Jamie Todd Rubin last year while researching Evernote Ambassadors. (Jamie is Evernote’s paperless living ambassador, meaning he’s passionate about using Evernote and other programs to live digitally and clutter-free.) He’s also a prolific science fiction writer, blogger, software developer and dad. I caught up with Jamie to find out his tips for writing every day, going paperless and so much more.

I'm Charles Duhigg, And This Is How I Work

You might say Charles Duhigg is a man of habit, and he’d probably say that we all are. His book, The Power of Habit, examines why we’re prone to forming patterns of behaviour — both good and bad — and how we can use that process to take the reins on life and work. We caught up with the New York Times journalist to discuss some habits of his own.

I'm Amit Agarwal, And This Is How I Work

What does it take to become India’s leading technology blogger? For almost a decade now, Amit Agarwal has been writing at Digital Inspiration, coming up with guides and hacks to make life easier with the right tech. He’s developed plenty of cool scripts and apps, and even managed to find the time to author a book. We caught up with the one-man blogging and hacking force to find out the tools and tricks he can’t live without.

I'm Alexa Von Tobel, Founder Of LearnVest, And This Is How I Work

The world of personal finance is hard to navigate, but Alexa von Tobel is making it a lot easier. Her company, LearnVest, pairs users with financial planners who make custom plans for saving, getting out of debt and investing. LearnVest also offers a suite of online and mobile tools to help users stay organised. Now, Alexa is taking her expertise to print — her first book, Financially Fearless, came out last month. We caught up with the fearless Ms von Tobel to talk about time-saving tricks, sleep habits, workspaces and more.

I'm Robby Macdonell, And This Is The Story Behind RescueTime

Managing your time can be a tricky task when you don’t pay attention to the clock and find yourself working well past quitting time. Luckily, there’s RescueTime, which monitors how much time you spend browsing certain websites and using certain programs, and once you see how inefficiently you might have used your time, you can use that data to reclaim your day. We chatted with Robby Macdonell, the creator of RescueTime, to learn how it came to be.