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Asynchronous communication. How to do it & who can use it w/ Amir Salihefendic, CEO @ Doist

Leading from afar

In today's episode, we chatted with the king of asynchronous communication, Amir Salihefendić, CEO & Co-founder @ Doist  We spoke about how to when, and how companies should use async communication. At what stage/size companies can use async communication. Why Doist created their own tool built for async communication and more. If your team is contemplating using async communication, you'll learn a lot. Amir & Doist have pretty much written the book on the subject.  For a full transcript click here.   To learn more about the show click here.  This is Part One of our series on async communication. For Part Two click here.  We'd love to hear your thoughts & feedback on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com


9 May 2021

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How to Have the Most Productive Year Ever with Amir Salihefendic (Doist)

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse chats with Amir Salihefendic, CEO of Doist, the company behind the popular productivity tool Todoist. Between running a company and being a father, Amir has a very busy life. He explains how he keeps everything moving smoothly, including the importance of managing your energy throughout the day, not just your schedule. https://todoist.com Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at www.youneedabudget.com


17 Feb 2021

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Todoist vs ClickUp vs Notion - Interview with Amir Salihefendic

Paperless Movement

In this interview, we dive deep into all-in-one vs one-purpose tools with Amir Salihefendic, CEO and founder of ToDoist.🎓Todoist Online Course: https://pplmvm.com/coursesAbout Amir Salihefendic (his own words):"Delivering services and applications that users want."---Subscribe to my Youtube ChannelJoin my Inner Circle at www.paperlessmovement.comFollow me on Instagram and Twitter: @paperlessmoveJoin the Paperless Movement Facebook CommunityPlease take a second to rate this show in iTunes. ❤ It will mean a lot to me.-DISCLAIMER: This podcast description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the podcast and allows me to continue to make interviews like this. Thank you for your support!


29 Nov 2020

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Productivity Tips From The Founder Of Todoist - Amir Salihefendic

Selling with Love (Formerly known as Superhumans at Work)

"If you are looking for your next idea, pick a problem that you have, and solve that.” Have you been snowed under with work recently? Do you find it hard to keep track of all the tasks that need to be done? Amir Salihefendic, the Founder and CEO of Doist is here to introduce us to the easiest way to get all those tasks done, making sure you don’t miss anything. Listen out for: The benefits of working remotely. How Todoist is managed. Productivity principles.  The Best Productivity Methods ever. Bonus:  Find the perfect productivity method for you here 👉 https://todoist.com/productivity-methods Subscribe to Mindvalley All Access to discover 30+ Mindvalley Quests – at a surprisingly low annual fee. You can also watch our podcast sessions live, interact with the guests, connect with the world’s best teachers and find your community here 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/superhuman Like this episode? Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app. Share this with your friends on Instagram or Twitter. 


26 Nov 2020

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Amir Salihefendic, Doist: Best Practices for the Remote Work Revolution, Ep 126

Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig

Amir Salihefendic, Doist: Best Practices for the Remote Work Revolution, Ep 126 Although Amir Salihefendic has been an advocate for remote work for over a decade, he never envisioned that the worldwide shift to remote would take place as a result of a pandemic. Amir is the founder and CEO of Doist, a remote-first company that specializes in productivity software and currently offers two products: Todoist and Twist. Todoist is one of the most popular task management tools in the world, while Twist helps teams balance work with collaborative conversations. As a remote-work pioneer, Doist’s 80 person team is spread across 30 countries and multiple time zones and has an employee retention rate of over 95%.  This is the second time I sit down with Amir to talk about the future of work. In this episode, Amir talks about how he experiences remote work in a post-COVID world and provides tips to those who have only recently transitioned into this modality. We also discuss the power of asynchronous work and how to build culture in a remote-first company. The remote work revolution While most of the world has shifted to remote work, Amir has been doing it for over 14 years. COVID-19 has forced many companies to switch to remote work, and Amir explains that many are doing it wrong. Poorly designed setups that try to reproduce the office setting could end up creating a traumatic experience for employees.  Learn more about the do’s and don’ts of remote work in this episode of Crossing Borders. Doist’s superpower: asynchronous communication With a fully distributed team spread across several time zones, Amir explains that real-time communication is almost impossible. Doist’s winning strategy has been to combine remote work with asynchronous collaboration. This enables Amir and his team to hire the best from anywhere in the world. An asynchronous setup allows employees to work uninterrupted and yield better results in a less stressful environment. Listen to this episode of Crossing Borders to learn more about how asynchronous work encourages productivity. Understanding the value of work Amir stresses that companies need to view their employees through a different lens and forget about trying to recreate the office environment when working remotely. One way in which this perspective changes is how work is valued. At Doist, they don’t care about the number of hours people work, they only care about the output. The output speaks for itself, which is why it’s important to hire team leaders that are experts in their field and can assess the quality of a deliverable. Check out this episode of Crossing Borders to learn more tips from Amir about how to successfully manage a remote team. Amir Salihefendic has developed numerous guides and blog posts at Doist sharing the best practices for globally distributed teams from his own experience. He’s opened the eyes of many to the enormous benefits and opportunities that can arise from remote work.  Outline of this episode: [2:50] - About Doist [4:09] - Remote work in 2007  [5:10] - Global shift to remote work [7:06] - Best practices of remote work pre-pandemic [10:44] - Importance of asynchronous work  [16:18] - Building a culture remotely [19:40] - Do’s and don’ts of remote work [23:37] - LatAm’s place in a remote-first world  [29:26] - Advice to Amir’s younger self [31:14] - What’s next for Amir and Doist? Resources & people mentioned Amir Salihefendic Doist Doist blog Doist guides GitLab GitHub Buffer Book: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How


10 Nov 2020

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Building Moats With Doist's Amir Salihefendic

Build with Maggie Crowley

Crowded markets mean both money to be made but also way more competition, which is why distribution channels and figuring out how to create moats for your product are so important. Today, Maggie talks with Amir Salihefendic, CEO and Co-Founder of Doist, to get his take on distribution models, moats, and different strategies companies have used to defend their position within a market (plus a bonus foray into disruption), from his long history as an entrepreneur. Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends! You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod


14 Aug 2020

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Surviving What Drives Us with Doist CEO Amir Salihefendic

The Sanity Pod

In this episode we welcome Amir Salihefendic. Amir is the founder and CEO of Doist, maker of one of the world’s most widely used task-management apps, ToDoIst. Amir bootstrapped Doist to millions of customers and tens of millions in revenue. But that’s not why I’m excited for you to meet him.I’m excited because of the honestly and openness he brings to some of the biggest questions that haunt each of us. What makes me valuable? How do I know if I’m doing or achieving enough? What is enough? What actually makes my life valuable?


17 Jun 2020

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Amir Salihefendic: Being a Parent-Founder & Building a Remote-First Company and Community

BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech: Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines & Malaysia Startups

Amir Salihefendić is the founder and CEO of Doist, the remote-first company behind the productivity app Todoist and Twist, a team communication app. Todoist keeps track of all your tasks, projects, and goals in one beautifully simple place. It syncs across all your devices and integrates with all your favorite apps. This app is for people who need less chaos and more peace-of-mind. Todoist has helped millions of people complete over 1.5 billion tasks in 150+ million projects.   Todoist is the top-ranked productivity app. It is Google Play’s “Editor’s Choice” with 4.7 stars across 187K+ reviews. It is on the Apple store as a featured app with 4.8 stars across 30K+ reviews. The Verge reviewed Todoist as 9/10 and “The best to-do list app right now”. Doist is a remote-first team with 75 employees collaborating across 18 timezones and over 20 different countries. Doist has published the leading guides and best practices for starting, managing, and scaling a remote team from the world’s most successful distributed companies. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at Aarhus University. He was born in Bosnia, grew up in Denmark and is currently splitting his time across Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile. He is a dad of two and enjoys football and surfing. He speaks Bosnian, Danish, English and Spanish. Find the show transcript at https://www.jeremyau.com/blog/amir-salihefendic You can find our community discussions for this episode at https://club.jeremyau.com/c/podcasts/7-amir-salihefendic-founder-and-ceo-of-doist


29 May 2020

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How asynchronous communication will transform your remote work with Amir Salihefendic, Doist

The SaaS Revolution Show

Doist is a remote-first, fully-bootstrapped company - and has been for 10 years. Amir Salihefendic shares his advice for adopting and adapting to asynchronous communication - and how that can help your team master the shift to remote work. He discusses how transparency and asynchronous work go hand-in-hand, and why written communication is a key skill for successful async communication.


28 May 2020

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Ep 9: Hiring Remotely Is A Superpower (with Amir Salihefendic)

Business of Software Podcast

Amir Salihefendic is the founder and CEO of Doist, a fully remote company. In this talk, Amir shares ten lessons from his entrepreneurial journey, including why he thinks hiring remotely is a superpower. There's a lengthy Q&A after the talk with some great practical advice on running remote teams and company retreats. If you're interested in remote working, check out our episode from a couple of weeks ago with Wade Foster, Founder/CEO of Zapier, on running a remote company. Recorded at Business of Software Europe 2019. To listen to more BoSTalks from all conferences go to businessofsoftware.org/videos--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/business-of-software/message


17 Mar 2020