Tony Hsieh, 2013
If your inbox has you bogged down, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recommends “Yesterbox.”
Unread emails stressed Tony Hsieh, CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos. He was using his inbox as to-do list and was frustrated that he never managed to get through it because new emails continued to arrive. To transform this “never-ending treadmill” of emails to something manageable, he developed a simple method which he calls the “Yesterbox.” The idea is simple: Hsieh doesn’t respond to incoming emails right away but, instead, uses the previous day’s inbox as today’s task list. In this blog post, he explains his method in detail. getAbstract recommends his blog post to those struggling to stay on top of their emails.
About the Author
Tony Hsieh is an American Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the CEO of the online retailer Zappos.
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I'd be also be very interested to learn if a CEO of an up and coming/ successful business actually responds/ adequately attends to every single email coming into their inbox or not, and if so what is the average throughput?
Somewhat relates to my 'watchdog' comment from week 2 and CEOs role and authority as a watchdog of the business's mission, values etc.