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Issue #274  (How To Get Acquired) 05/13/24


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Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!


Tools & Apps

Bookmarkish — A bookmarking service that will email you once every week with two of your bookmarks, as a reminder to revisit them.

Calendly for Web Browsers — A new browser extension for Calendly, the popular scheduling tool, that provides one-click access to its features, available for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

Anytime Mailbox — Business starters, are you in need of a business address separate from your home? Anytime Mailbox provides a seamless solution, securing a private, professional address with added benefits like mail forwarding and scanning for ultimate convenience. Start browsing locations today.     sponsor  

Formula Bot — An AI-based tool that connects to your spreadsheet apps, analytics, websites, and more, to explore, analyze, visualize, convert text to formulas, scripts, etc.

Beloga — An AI knowledge assistant for teams that allows you to have more control over the information you want, with ability to verify the output you get, and stay focused with optimal efficiency.

Keep It Shot — A native Mac file renamer that utilizes AI to automatically provide descriptive names for your images and videos and creates a private, offline search index. — A Chrome extension that enhances your right-click (context) menu, offering ChatGPT-powered shortcuts wherever you go online.

Articles & Resources

Optimizing the Remote Work Environment for Better Productivity: What to Do — Studies results on remote work productivity vary so this article examines what can be done to have the best possible outcome when working remotely.

How Fear of Regret Influences Our Decisions — A bit of a philosophical look at making decisions, with the example of an experimental game involving cups and dice, to demonstrate people's fear of regret.

Save +20 Hours On AI Development–KitOps — The average dev team will waste over 20-hours handing off models and trying to get them running. With the Kit CLI, you're only two commands away from a running model with all of its artifacts and dependencies at the tip of your fingers.     sponsor  

Zooming In on Our Brains on Zoom — Not surprisingly: "A new study finds that neural signaling during online exchanges is substantially suppressed compared to activity in face-to-face conversations."

Stopping and Starting: Why It Can Be Hard to Make Transitions — If your focused and enjoyable work is constantly being interrupted by less important matters, this advice might help.

To Get Acquired, Remove Yourself — An interview with entrepreneur Kevin McArdle, who runs a holding company that acquires software startups, in which he gives some advice on getting acquired.

Use the CODE Method to Manage Your Digital Hoarding — If you find yourself saving more than you can manage online, this is a 'second brain' content curation technique that you might want to look into using.


Have a suggestion for a productivity-related tool, article, or other resource? Send me a direct message via X (@LouisLazaris) and I’ll consider including it in a future issue.

Stay productive!


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