• Moe AmayaMoe Amaya, 8 years ago

    As a designer, manager, investor, writer, and publisher, what's a typical day look like for you?

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    • Andrew WilkinsonAndrew Wilkinson, 8 years ago

      Oh man. It's all over the map. More email than I'd like. Lots of phone calls. I spend most of my time finding great people to join our companies and doing product stuff. Where are we headed, what are we doing next, what do our customers want, etc.

      An average day:

      Wake up. Go grab food and coffee at my favourite cafe in Victoria. Skim the NY Times + Wall Street Journal. Go into the office. Check Designer News. Delete a bunch of link-bait BS that people have posted overnight. Open my email. Grimace. Start doing my email. Remember I need to make a phone call. Get sidetracked. Back to email. Get coffee with co-workers. Crap I forgot about Slack. Jesus there's a lot of messages. Realize I missed a huge conversation about an important product design decision. Chime in. More email. If I'm really lucky, design something or write. Dinner with my girlfriend. Read a book, see a movie, walk my dog, in the evening. Sleep 8-ish hours. Repeat.

      Working on getting more chunks of time to just dig into stuff and get into the zone. I'd say the hardest part about running a company is that you don't really have a clear set of tasks to complete every day. There's always 10 things waiting to sidetrack you at any given moment.

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      • Moe AmayaMoe Amaya, 8 years ago

        Damn just saw this reply (spent the last 3 hours not delegating). Seems like you spend most of your day communicating in one form or another, but you sorta reveal that you want to spend time doing other things...maybe designing, writing?

        Perhaps this is for another time, but would love to hear what your ideal day would look like instead (at least on the work side, seems like you got the home life covered). My guess is just less work overall which would entail even further delegation.

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