• No-excuse Workflow Reminders Two of my favorite tools for managing my startup are Evernote and Followupthen.com. You’ve heard of Evernote – the in-the-cloud information storage for practically every kind of non-databased information in your life. Followupthen.com is a nifty service that will send you, or someone, or both of you reminder emails, free. Since you can now share […] Bob Walsh 2 responses February 1, 2012
  • Using Evernote to manage your Startup Whether it’s the latest set of Heroku commands or alternative revenue models for your startup, you need one place to store all the vital bits, ideas, and decisions. I recommend Evernote. While there are lots of alternatives (Wikis, Circus Ponies Notebook, plain text files, etc), Evernote gives you a set of nice features (versioning, formatting, […] Bob Walsh 3 responses December 5, 2011
  • Remember the future with FollowUpThen.com (A while back I’d planned to launch a new productivity site, ProductivityToDo.com, but it makes more sense to fold that effort into 47Hats. So, here’s the first of a series of posts on tools and services for improved online productivity. Note the .pdf download at the end of the post! :)) The more people you […] Bob Walsh One response October 17, 2011
  • Productivity isn’t one problem; it’s three I don’t know if this is profound or just a case of me finally understanding last month what everyone else gets: Productivity is not one problem, it’s three. For the past decade I’ve been trying to solve how to be productive as if that problem begins and ends in Getting Things Done (David Allen’s productivity methodology). GTD […] 4 responses July 6, 2011
  • A fleeting opportunity… Just got 5 seats to a private online interview with Steven Pressfield. Only catch is it is today at noon Pacific. Pressfield is the author of The War of Art, Do the Work and about a dozen best-selling fiction novels. First five emails or Tweets get [email protected] One response May 19, 2011
  • Inbox Zero is dead for me For as many years as I’ve had e-mail, I’ve tried to keep my inbox empty. First it was because I liked neatness, then because David Allen’s GTD mandated it, and then because Merlin Mann came up with some excellent techniques for keeping your inbox empty. The problem is, the problem has gone from out-of-control to […] Bob Walsh 9 responses May 9, 2011
  • And so you code… (Thanks Corey!) Bob Walsh One response January 26, 2011
  • Smartytask might be my new GTD love object Having written a GTD-centric app for Windows, interviewed David Allen more than a few times and being more than a little, well, obsessed, with productivity, I’m trying something new out this weekend, and it’s looking very, very good: http://www.smartytask.com. I’ve been using Things from Cultured Code on my Mac, iPad and iPhone for while, but […] Bob Walsh 4 responses October 25, 2010
  • Time to start writing a new book… I tend to write books when something in my life is very painful. My first book was dealing with the pain of all those non-programming things you have to do to sell commercial Windows desktop software; my last was getting my head around what a bootstrapping web startup needs to do. The pain I’m feeling […] Bob Walsh One response September 2, 2010
  • 35 Hands are better than 2 The Iron Law of running a startup or microISV is there’s never enough time to everything, especially the important but non-critical stuff. It takes lots and lots of time to do the strategic stuff – often you have to pump in some unknown number of hours just researching. That’s why I’m excited by Fancy Hands […] Bob Walsh 12 responses September 1, 2010