The cofounders of sports-recruiting-software company CaptainU diagram their game plan for a productive day at the office.
- By May 01, 2016
- Media Entertainment and Sports
2 p.m. Farb: I have a scheduled call with Avi. Things change fast with CaptainU, so weekly calls are great to align with each other, get over roadblocks, and assess the direction for the company.
2:30 p.m. Stopper: I like to take a walk with at least one colleague a day. We step away from our screens and take stock of where we are and what adjustments to make.
3 p.m. Stopper: Work with our product managers and designers to plan development projects or work through tricky design challenges.
4 p.m. Farb: I take a walk to get coffee and connect with a sales manager to discuss updating targets and getting more aggressive with our hiring plans.
6 p.m. Stopper: After I complete my checklist for the day, I try to close my devices so I can avoid work dripping into the other things I do. It helps me return fresh the next day to a new set of opportunities.
7 pm. Farb: Get home to see the kids for an hour before they go to bed. They recently learned to say “Da-Da,” which is really the only word they need to know. Once the babysitter arrives, I can go out with my wife, Nicole [Shariat Farb, ’09], for dinner. Nicole also runs her own company, Darby Smart, so it can be tough to get dinners together. Date nights are great.