Boss It Like

How To Boss It Like… Timothy Armoo, CEO at Fanbytes

By Oliver Smith 18 January 2018
Summary

These leaders are changing our world for the better. 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.

From Provenance CEO Jessi Baker to CognitionX co-founder Tabitha Goldstaub, these smart people get an incredible amount done, in an impossibly short space of time.

This morning, we’re talking to Timothy Armoo, CEO of influencer marketing upstart Fanbytes.


Meet Timothy Armoo

At just 22-years-old Armoo is one of our youngest Boss It Like’s ever, but don’t let his age fool you.

The entrepreneur founded his first business at just 16, an online publication centered around entrepreneurship which he sold by the time he was 17.

He soon found himself leading business development at mobile ordering app Bar Pass before interning at business consultants The Boston Consulting Group.

In 2014 he began building Fanbytes in his spare time, the influencer marketing group now counts Universal, Deezer, Warner and YouGov among its clients.

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A busy man, with big ideas, The Memo asked Armoo, how he gets it all done…

What time do you get up, and what part of your morning routine sets you up for the day?

I’ve set up a system for my Alexa to follow where it wakes me up at 7.30am, then plays meditation music for me to meditate to – I use the app Headspace.

This helps me to clear my mind and focus on the tasks at hand.

After 10 minutes I then get told my top 5 things I need to do for the day by Alexa.

Then a random collection of hip hop songs help me do a quick workout. I’ll then listen to Young Turks podcast to get w flavour of what the latest Trump error is.

Then head to work.

What apps or methods do you use to be more productive?

I use Asana, Alexa and Any.do.

What smartphone do you have?

An iPhone 6S Plus, 32gb, Space Grey, because I love the large screen.

How many people, outside of family, do you meet in a day?

About 20 people, most are employees, investors or the press.

What book have you read, either recently or in the past, that has inspired you?

Relentless by Tim Grover.

What advice would you give for people who are eager to get into your industry?

Learn aggressively.

Almost everything you’re trying to do isn’t new and someone else has done it before you, so commit yourself to learning it through books and videos.

When do you work until? Are you still sending emails in the night? Or do you have a wind-down routine?

I work until around 9pm.

I don’t see it as work though, so firing of an email about a thought I had brushing my teeth at 11pm, although considered to be work, isn’t really work to me.

What was your favourite childhood toy?

Beyblades – I used to beat a lot of my friends in competitions.

If you could ask your idol one question, who would it be, and what would you ask?

I don’t really have idols but if I was to ask someone it would be Travis Kalanick.

I’d ask him how he methodically looked at building out Uber to what it is now.

Come back next Tuesday for our next #BossItLike interview, and get in touch if you know a business leader who’s also a productivity guru for us to talk to.