By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing
“How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi) participated as well.
Periodically moving forward we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “How I Work” questions. You can catch up on everyone we’ve featured thus far in the “How I Work” series here.
This week I’m really excited to feature Kris Duggan, founder and CEO of BetterWorks. To me he’s the quintessential tech entrepreneur – constantly thinking, coming up with new ideas, completely passionate about innovating and disrupting and making the world a better place.
He’s also a family man and has been known to whip up a mean batch of jam. So I’ve heard. Kris, suffice it to say, gets stuff done. Here in his words is how he does it.
Location: Palo Alto. CA
Current computers: Acer Aspire, thinner than a Macbook but less battery and runs Windows
Current mobile devices: iOS and Apple Watch
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
BetterWorks – setting goals is critical!
Slack – communication is critical too
Evernote – my memory is fading, tracks my lists
Facebook – what are my friends doing?
Reddit – bubble gum for the mind
What’s your workspace like? Very clean, no papers, 2 small trophies and a large monitor
What’s your best time-saving shortcut or lifehack?
Keep your inbox empty and your sent items too
Always start and finish meetings on time
Book your own calendar to reserve your own time
What everyday thing are you better at than anybody else? Staying organized, and with BetterWorks – staying focused
What’s your favorite to-do list manager? Evernote
What do you listen to while at work? The sounds of modern air conditioning
What are you currently reading? Laszlo Bock’s Work Rules
What’s your sleep routine like? Asleep by 10pm and up by 7am
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Freebie – Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money.
Anything else you want to add? I love goals!
Fill in the Blank: I’d love to see BLANK answer these questions. How do you track your goals?