Doing Less
A treatise on automation, being lazy and
spending more time on stuff that matters.
We Are
       Lazy
Repetitive work sucks but we keep
  on doing it because that is the
only way we know how or we are
  to...
We need to be really lazy...
Every time you repeat
a task ask the question.

 “Can I automate this or
 make it more efficient?”
Some Examples
Xero
Bank Rules
  Speeds up reconciliation, less
           mistakes.

It takes a couple of minutes to set
up each one but afte...
Mail Chimp
Mailing
         Lists
Do you send out emails to groups of people on
           a semi-regular basis?

 Still sending via ...
CapsuleCRM
CRM
Keep organised and focused on your
     tasks and opportunities.

  Don’t do ‘busy work’ when you
 could be focused on...
API’s
Capsule
      API
Tie it al together with the API’s. A
 user signs up for My Tours and it
automatically creates a contact ...
Scripts
Capistrano
Automated deployments of
       websites.

 “cap production deploy”
What can you automate?
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  • Doing less

    1. 1. Doing Less A treatise on automation, being lazy and spending more time on stuff that matters.
    2. 2. We Are Lazy Repetitive work sucks but we keep on doing it because that is the only way we know how or we are too lazy to change our habits. http://www.flickr.com/photos/videolux/2389320345/
    3. 3. We need to be really lazy...
    4. 4. Every time you repeat a task ask the question. “Can I automate this or make it more efficient?”
    5. 5. Some Examples
    6. 6. Xero
    7. 7. Bank Rules Speeds up reconciliation, less mistakes. It takes a couple of minutes to set up each one but after a month you will have most of them set up.
    8. 8. Mail Chimp
    9. 9. Mailing Lists Do you send out emails to groups of people on a semi-regular basis? Still sending via Mail.app and bcc’ing the recipients? Start a mail list. Free until the list gets to a size where it is worth paying for.
    10. 10. CapsuleCRM
    11. 11. CRM Keep organised and focused on your tasks and opportunities. Don’t do ‘busy work’ when you could be focused on closing deals.
    12. 12. API’s
    13. 13. Capsule API Tie it al together with the API’s. A user signs up for My Tours and it automatically creates a contact and opportunity in Capsule with a follow-up task.
    14. 14. Scripts
    15. 15. Capistrano Automated deployments of websites. “cap production deploy”
    16. 16. What can you automate?

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