“How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi) participated as well.
Periodically moving forward, we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “How I Work” questions. You can catch up on everyone we’ve featured thus far in the “How I Work” series here.
This week I’m thrilled to feature Kevin Klustner, a veteran SaaS and cleantech executive whom I worked for at my last company (Verdiem) before starting Heinz Marketing. Kevin is an insufferable Stanford fan (Go Huskies!) but balances time between running companies, consulting early-stage start-ups, successfully raising two kids, managing multiple food projects (he makes his own prosciutto!) and more.
Suffice it to say, Kevin gets stuff done. Here in his own words is how he does it.
Location: Bellevue, WA with regular presence in Seattle as well.
Current computers: 2015 MacBook Air
Current mobile devices: iPhone 6, iPad Mini (which I rarely use). You only need two of three Apple devices. Any more are just toys.
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Google Maps, Adobe Lightroom, Cliff Mass Weather Blog, Magnificat, Poetry, Spotify, Washington Post and, yes, Twitter.
What’s your workspace like? Flat table, quite cluttered with books, notebooks and laptop. More and more photographs too.
What’s your best time-saving shortcut or lifehack? Don’t sweat stuff I can’t control. Don’t care what other people think.
What everyday thing are you better at than anybody else? I make the bed first thing every morning.
What’s your favorite to-do list manager? Moleskine page a day diary and a nice pen. Old school.
What do you listen to while at work? Typically don’t, but if I do, it’s most likely classical music. Mahler and Schumann for the win.
What are you currently reading? A biography of photographer Diane Arbus, by Arthur Lubow and “The Confederate Battle Flag,” by John Coski; a history of how the Confederate flag became a symbol of divisiveness and debate in our country.
What’s your sleep routine like? Typically in bed by 10p, read for half an hour, sleep 7-8 hours, up at 6:00. I was never able to stay up late, even in college. I’m boring.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Treat everyone with respect and kindness. I’d also add, Follow your passion and the rest will take care of itself but, alas, I’m only now following that advice!
Fill in the Blank: I’d love to see BLANK answer these questions. Steven Gottlieb of Gottlieb Communications.
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