You're on a deserted island and you can only bring one product that you own. Which product will you bring?This question is already making me sweat. I immediately try to think of workarounds that allow me to bring more than one (e.g. my phone so I can use bluetooth to connect and play music with my Sonos speaker).
But, honestly, if I could only bring ONE product with me on a deserted island, which implies no power outlet and no WiFi, it would be my Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells. I'm not very handy and, being on a deserted island, I don't know how I'd hack together dumbbells. Fitness is essential to my being, my soul, and even if no one was around, I still want to get my lift on.
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Is there any product or software that you couldn’t go a day without?Calendly. It has literally changed the way I can perform administrative calendar tasks without having to have another person on staff to simply book meetings. LOVE it!
What’s a product you use, just because you get joy from it?My Peloton. I bought it just before we went into self isolation mode and didn't know that I'd fall in love with it. As the weather gets crazy hot in the summer, I don't have to panic about getting my cardio in comfortably.
For your role, what apps or tools do you regularly use?This list is exhaustive for me. I'll give it a try and see how many I can list. Yikes! Let me narrow it down to work functionality and I'll share my absolute favorites: Media Support: MuckRack Analytics & Monitoring: Turbine Labs, SEMrush, GMass Writing: INK and GoogleSuite Email and Communication: Shift + Slack + Telegram Meetings: Calendly + Zoom Browser Organization (and so much more): Toby
What's on your homescreen?My homescreen is typically a "work in progress" situation. I'm extremely passionate about effective and efficient workflow, so try to keep my phone as a tool that helps me work better. For the past 30 days, I've tried to keep my homescreen balanced with work, family and fun. Please excuse the number of notifications on the screenshot. It drives my husband INSANE when he sees all of the notifications -- but I triage them throughout the day. Working in digital PR I communicate with people across a multitude of channels, so I'm not only in text and email. My homescreen is dedicated to those apps which I use most -- the things I don't want to swipe or search for. From Product Hunt (it's one of the first I check in the morning) and Reddit as go information and ideation sources to folders dedicated to social networks that require additional workflow or "add ons," like Instagram and Facebook, I try to keep everything I need to respond and monitor in one place. Honestly, I'd love suggestions from experts in this community on ways to do it better. I feel like my home screen is a never-ending place of improvement.
What beverage do you most enjoy on a Friday evening?This changes by season. As we get into the warmer months here in Las Vegas, there are two beverages I like to slowly sip at the end of a long workweek: 1) gin + sparkling water + lime juice with crushed ice in a copper mug; or 2) Bud Light Seltzer (black cherry). What's even better than those drinks is that I get to enjoy them with my husband in our backyard. It's become a new habit for us to reflect on the week, talk, laugh and just enjoy one another's company. Almost magical!
Jun 17, 2020
Josh Constine - Principal & Head Of Content at SignalFireJosh is a principal investor, head of content at SignalFire and former Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch. Josh also writes a weekly newsletter called the Moving Product, sharing weekly deep dives on fresh ideas, examples of brilliant new designs, and commentary from top product experts.
Jun 19, 2020
Marco Marandiz - Co-Founder & Head of Marketing at ElliotMarco Marandiz is a co-founder and the Head of Marketing for Elliot, as well as a strategist for high-potential DTC brands.
Jun 24, 2020
Cherie Hu - Journalist, Researcher & Owner of Water and MusicCherie Hu is an award-winning journalist and researcher who has been covering the intersection of music, technology, and business for over 5 years. She runs Water & Music, a newsletter exploring innovation in the music business. Cherie is currently writing a book about the parallels between independent music careers and tech entrepreneurship.