Archives By Author: Ajay Goel

How I Email: Scott Gerber, CEO of The Community Company

February 8, 2018

Walk us through your daily email routine. I am fast, furious, and a delegator. My CRO makes the joke that I type faster with my thumbs on a phone than on a desktop with my hands. I get about 200 emails on a slow day to upwards of 500, 600. It just depends on what

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The Gmail Genius Issue #26 — How to use your inbox for more than just email

February 8, 2018

Birchbox CEO explains how emailing strangers can help you get ahead Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp describes her recipe for the perfect cold email. Your inbox can do a lot more than just organize your email You might already be using email to post directly to social media, but have you thought of using it for

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The Gmail Genius Issue #25 — 4 Gmail tricks to manage thousands of emails in under an hour

February 1, 2018

Google’s confusing Gmail security alert looks exactly like a phishing attempt Google’s recent email alert was legitimate, but security researchers say it is encouraging bad email hygiene. Why I banned email at night This CEO has a no email rule between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. Gmail tricks: 4 inbox hacks I

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How I Email: Michael McWatters, Director of Experience Design, TED

February 1, 2018

You’ve previously written about how you manage your inbox (and taught the same method to others at TED). Do you still have the same approach to email? Have you changed anything up? The only thing I’d nix is the part where I recommend filing emails in folders to get them out of your inbox. It

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The Gmail Genius #24 — A Steve Jobs email deconstructed

January 25, 2018

Steve Jobs knew how to write an email. Here’s how he did it A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons. What do I do when I receive someone else’s email? For those of you with common names or email addresses that can easily be mistaken for someone elses,

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The Gmail Genius #23 — How to defuse an email landmine

January 18, 2018

To increase productivity, stop checking email after work hours Researchers found that using your work phone after hours negatively impacts your work life, home life, social life, and everything in between. Why I am choosing to email slowly Sarah K. Peck says slow email doesn’t always feel good, resulting in guilt, shame, worry, and insecurity.

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How I Email: Brooke Zigler, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

January 18, 2018

Give us the basics on how you manage your inbox. I took a few years off from working after giving birth to my daughter, so for a long time I was only using my personal Gmail account. Now that I am working once again, I also set up a business G Suite account. I’m definitely

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The Gmail Genius Issue #22 — Gmail quietly offering easier way to unsubscribe from emails

January 11, 2018

3 ways to detox your inbox for 2018 A Forbes writer outlines the steps she is implementing to improve her relationship with email. “Like any healthy lifestyle, I know making lasting change requires completely reshaping the role email plays in my daily life.” 9 typical business emails you’re doing all wrong Danny Rubin, who we

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How I Email: Susan Shain, Freelance Writer

January 11, 2018

Describe your daily email routine. Oh man, I wish I could say I have a magical routine — but that would be a lie. If there really are humans out there who can resist the temptation of checking their email throughout the day, I would like for some smart, sciencey person to replicate their DNA

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The Gmail Genius Issue #21 — How email open tracking quietly took over the web

January 4, 2018

How email open tracking quietly took over the web Marketing and online sales—even spammers—are no longer responsible for the bulk of the tracking. It’s the major tech companies. The 7-step guide to achieving Inbox Zero—and staying there—in 2018 This article focuses more on achieving “email enlightenment,” as the writer puts it, rather that rigidly focusing

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