August 13, 2013

17 productivity tips from founders & geeks

17 Productivity Tips

How some of the smartest entrepreneurs get through their day

Target audience: Entrepreneurs, startups, developers, venture capitalists (VCs).

David SparkYou know what I’m never going to get? More hours in the day. What I need to do is find a way to make the most of the hours that I do have.

At SF New Tech in San Francisco last month, I asked startup pros who have zero concept of 9-to-5 work hours for their top tip for productivity. Some suggestions: Create rituals, take breaks and delineate micro-tasks to sustain productivity.

Here are their full answers in this 2-minute 30-second video: Continue reading

July 29, 2013

15 painful lessons you’ll learn working at a startup

15 Painful Lessons You'll Learn Working at a Startup

Advice from entrepreneurs to smooth your journey

Target audience: Entrepreneurs, startups, developers, venture capitalists (VCs).

David SparkWorking at a startup is a series of one painful lesson after another. Startup entrepreneurs tend to congregate at tech events to commiserate or brag about startup life.

At the SF New Tech event in San Francisco earlier this month, I asked the attendees, all of whom work at a startup, what’s the most painful lesson they’ve learned. They had plenty, but each narrowed it down to just one. Watch.