利器是浅见上一个公开征稿的系列文章。CUHK 里有关注、爱好甚至专长于不同领域的人，有着不同的lifestyle让自己的生活充满意义的人……他们都离不开一个称心如意的利器。利器予个体以力量，创造出更多可能性。以下是利器系列第一篇文章，来自浅见特约采访的Eliot Gattegno。利器系列欢迎大家投稿，请参见这里的公开征稿启事。
Who are you? What do you do?
My name is Eliot Gattegno. I am an entrepreneur, musician, and professor. I studied at Harvard, Stanford and the University of California. I am currently the Director and Founder of the Center for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Management and Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
What hardwares do you use?
I don’t like to use too many APPs. But ones I like right now are: Cloudmagic for simple e-mail; Evernote for storing just about everything; Redbooth for organizing my team; Stickies for what I need to do today: and f.lux to adjust the screen on my laptop according to the time of day.
Editor’s note: Stickies is a built-in app in OS X.
What is your ideal working environment?
I do my best work at great coffeeshops. One of my favorites is Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco. There you will find superb espresso, choice music on a real sound system, and lots of light and fresh air. But if that is too long of a trip, Gee Coffee in OCT Loft is good in Shenzhen, so is the Coffee Academics in Hong Kong.
Where does your inspirations come from?
I can take inspiration from just about anything. I love cities that integrate natural beauty; Tokyo is a great example.
Recommend a useful tool for daily life.
Each evening write down on a notecard three things that if completed will leave you feeling satisfied at the end of the next day. Each morning start with the easiest and finish with the hardest. Get them done by 11 am. Do this daily and you’ll live a happier life.
Cover Photo by 黄倩凝 Cecilia
Editor: Alan Chen