I have a list of priorities that I make for
myself. Every day when I get to the offce,
I write down the top three or four things
that I have to really focus on. This way,
I know what I want to achieve that day.
I work a lot through email and text.
I make it my goal to review what has come
in and separate those that I can answer.
I also always say to my team: “Please don’t
write me a novel, I won’t read it.” I just
don’t have the time. Instead, write in the
subject line what it is that this is about.
And tell me up front—is a decision needed,
or do you need me to look at something,
or is it a “When you have time, take a look
at this”?—so I can prioritize effectively and
be responsive when I need to be.
But the best tool for productivity is to
have the best talent. You’re never really do-
ing it yourself. —As told to Cale Weissman
PHOTOGRAPH BY ACKERMAN + GRUBER