A Day In The Life Of Grant Langston, CEO Of eHarmony

THE MEMO – Feb 23 – Grant Langston is a veteran eHarmony employee. He joined way back in 2000 as one of the first employees. He was promoted to CEO last year.

Q: What part of your morning routine sets you up for the day?
A: I’m up about 6am. I have two small children and I work hard to make the mornings about connecting with them and my wife.

Q: What apps do you use to be more productive?
A: WunderlistWunderlist: The best to-do list I’ve ever seen.
Evernote: I use this as a filing cabinet for personal items.
iXpenseIt: To track expenses.
IFTTT: Another little tool for shortcuts.
CloudBeats: I’ve put my large music collection in Dropbox and CloudBeats lets me play it.
SeatGuru: If you travel a lot, it’s a great way to avoid ending up in the quirky seat that will hurt your back.

Q: How many people, outside of family, do you meet in a day?
A: This varies greatly. One of the things I like most about this role is the wide range of possibilities.

Q: What book have you read, either recently or in the past, that has inspired you?
A: The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. This is the book for the wartime CEO.

Q: What advice would you give for people who are eager to get into your industry?
A: Find a place that’s doing the work you want to do, preferably a company that’s small and struggling, and reach out to them.

Q: Are you sending emails in the night? Or do you have a wind down routine?
A: I’ve learned to be sensitive to that.

Q: If you could ask your idol one question, who would it be, and what would you ask?
A: If I only had one question I would pick someone who went through the most dire circumstance, Abraham Lincoln. The question would be: „What’s the best want to enjoy life and maintain perspective when the pressure is on and the chips are down?“

I see so many leaders consumed by their fight. They seem to be hating every minute of their work life. There’s a real skill to having fun when times are hard.

by Oliver Smith
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MeetMe Launches Cross-Platform Chat Between Skout & MeetMe

BUSINESSWIRE – Feb 22 – Users of MeetMe and Skout will be able to browse the combined user bases, view profiles and photos from both apps, and chat between the two platforms. MeetMe intends to complete the rollout across its mobile apps over the next month.

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