Britain’s business leaders are changing the world. In our weekly series we find out how they get the job done.
There are a handful of business leaders and industry figures in Britain who are changing the world. Hermione Way, Didier Rappaport and Robyn Exton seem to get an incredible amount done, in an impossibly short space of time.
This morning we’re talking to Tom Blomfield, CEO at Mondo, who is undoubtedly a productivity guru.
Read more: Meet Mondo, the app that’s got the banks worried.
Blomfield is not only buidling one of the first new digital challenger banks, but he just lead a record-breaking £1m crowdfund.
A busy man, with big ideas, The Memo asked Blomfield how he gets it all done.
A cycle to work and a black coffee helps to wake me up. I try to answer a few emails before our 10am team standup kicks off the day in earnest. We’re mostly late starters, although a handful of people are in the office by 8am.
I live on Gmail and Slack. Evernote helps me keep all my notes and todo lists synced between devices, and we use Trello to plan and run our product development.
I don’t use more than about a dozen apps regularly.
A white/silver 64GB iPhone 6.
Too many! I’m trying to cut back. Each day I’ll typically do 4 or 5 of interviews with candidates we’re thinking of hiring, a couple of interviews with journalists and then internal meetings with my product, engineering or regulatory teams.
I’m normally out of the office by 7 or 8, but I’m typically on email and Slack until midnight, which isn’t good for sleep. I’m trying to find better ways of switching off – I’d love something to disable my email account after 9pm.