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COMPANY CULTURE

5 Time-Wasting Confessions of Top Entrepreneurs

The founders of Thrillist, Warby Parker, Rent the Runway, and Birchbox admit what gets in their way of ultimate productivity.
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Even the world's most successful entrepreneurs aren't exactly paragons.

Go ahead, we said to Thrillist's Ben Lerer and Rent the Runway's Jenny Hyman, you can tell us: What are your biggest time wasters?

Their responses may surprise you.

 

"Checking in with the product team to look at work they're doing that isn't ready for me to see yet."
--Ben Lerer, CEO of Thrillist

 

"Randomly bugging my team with questions about yesterday, today, six months from now."
--Katia Beauchamp, co-founder of Birchbox

 

"Constantly refreshing Twitter and Instagram. However, it has dramatically improved my small-muscle control."
--Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker

 

"Listening to Spotifyand Pandora. I love finding new addictive songs and broadcasting them to the office."
--Jennifer Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway

 

"Fiddling with my to-do list and Evernote. Ironic, isn't it, that I use my productivity apps to procrastinate?"
--Brian Wong, CEO of Kiip

 

Last updated: Apr 15, 2013




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