Jack Dorsey at the 2011 99U Conference. Photo: MACKME.COM

Jack Dorsey, speaking at the 2010 99U Conference.

At one point, entrepreneur Jack Dorsey was the full-time CEO of both Square and Twitter, with two 8-hour “shifts” each day. So how did he do it? He had themed days. From Buffer:

Jack’s trick in staying productive while putting in such long hours is to theme his days. Each weekday is dedicated to a particular area of the business at both companies. Here’s what his themed week looks like:

Monday: Management and running the company
Tuesday: Product
Wednesday: Marketing and communications, growth
Thursday: Developers and partnerships
Friday: Company culture and recruiting

See more routines from entrepreneurs over on Buffer’s blog. While we’re likely not running two fast-growing tech companies, there’s benefits for all of us in focusing on a single task.

  • http://www.chillik.com/ Zain Abiddin

    I’ve been following this routine for my business and have found it really helpful to stay focused and touch all areas of my business.

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