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November 2018
People have all sorts of ways to remember what they need to do:  paper notebooks, sticky notes, email, dedicated task managers. Whatever your method, the value comes from how a to-do list parks things that need to be done outside of your brain until you’re ready to do it. So having fast and convenient ways to get...
When it comes to emails, there are two types of people in the world.   That used to be me on the right. Before Dropbox and Google Drive, I used to email drafts to myself to ensure I had version history. I’d constantly email myself tasks to remember to do. And then every morning I’d...
Did you know there are a couple ways to simulate manually sort in Toodledo?   For example, you can add a number in front of a task name and sort your list alphabetically.   You can also tag each task with a number and sort by tasks.
When I joined LinkedIn, I called up one of my interviewers. He had left LinkedIn just as I joined so that he could start a startup.   I had asked him for some advice on how to make the most of my time at LinkedIn.   After all, he had a few big operational wins...
You know, I listen to a lot of feedback from our users.   Several users have asked me “Aaron, why don’t you show ads in the task lists of your free users? That way the business earns more and you don’t have to charge users who can’t afford it.”   It’s coming from good intentions...
Here at Toodledo, we want to enable every person get the most out of life by focusing on what matters most. We do this by building productivity tools. But it takes more than tools. A methodical application of the right tools is what leads to productivity benefits. Because there are hundreds of law and law...
In tech, you hear the phrase “the one metric that matters” (OMTM) a lot. I certainly heard this at LinkedIn. Every year, we re-evaluated our “true north” metric to see if was still where we wanted to go. The idea is that OMTM simplifies where you focus your team’s time and energy. Since it’s a...
  I’m the CEO of a two-person startup. Before this, I spent five years at LinkedIn. When I was at LinkedIn, I got the impression that it was difficult to attract great talent. We had a compelling vision and mission, smart teammates, and a great brand… yet it still seemed like a coin flip on...

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