Work Smart #13 – Serial entrepreneur + efficiency hacker, Thomas Knoll


Join us as Thomas Knoll shares lessons learned from starting several tech companies. Topics covered:

-Why separating emotion from logic is not the right approach in business
-Achieving “flow state” in your work
-Rules to help manage distributed teams
-Parallels between startup relationships & family relationships

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Work Smart #12 – Dan O’Leary from Box & his best productivity hacks

Join us as ultra-passionate tech worker Dan O’Leary shares his insight. Topics covered:

-How Dan landed a gig at Box, pre-IPO
-How and why old-school companies are finally embracing cloud services
-The infamous “VP of NO” & “Director of Status Quo”
-The signs of burnout at work & what to do
-Box’s version of OKRs: “GTDx” – Goals, Tactics, Dependencies + X-factor
-Why helping others at work is better for everyone

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Work Smart #11 – Less painful business planning, with Matt Zanello

Join us as our Aussie friend Matt Zanello walks us through his methodology for making the complex simple in business planning. Topics covered:

-The problems with traditional business planning
-Bringing everyone into the problem solving process
-Where consulting fits into business planning and when it is/isn’t necessary
-The risks of bright shiny-object-syndrome
-The importance of story telling in business planning

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Work Smart #10 – The PR guru that got us into Forbes, Joey Pomerenke

Listen in as Joey tells us how his accelerator agency, Scotch and Pretzels, is disrupting the PR industry. Topics covered:

-The trouble with old school PR
-How marketing is changing to be smarter & more measurable
-Startup culture versus big corporate culture
-How to work remotely and get shit done

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Work Smart #6 – Hastings Singh, Tech Exec & SpeakUp Investor

Hastings is a long time friend of SpeakUp, one of our original investors and a really smart dude – listen in as he gives his best advice on how to structure your thinking to achieve more at work.

Topics include:
-Climbing the ranks in the corporate world
-Catalyzing change and problem solving on the job
-Building a strategy and rallying the team behind it
-Team management and time management tips

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