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.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to deal with emails using the “Yesterbox” approach and
- Why Zappos's CEO Tony Hsieh developed it.
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