Fast Company网站-多邻国创始人是如何开启一天的

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来看看多邻国的创始人是如何帮助改进的,以及他是如何度过自己一天的。

 

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Fast Company网站-多邻国创始人是如何开启一天的

 

The Guatemala-born tech founder takes five Duolingolanguage lessons each day—before 6:30 a.m. Here’s how he optimizes the rest ofhis time.

瓜地马拉出生的技术公司创始人每天从多邻国上学习五门语言课程,这一切都是在早晨6点半完成的。

我们来看看他是如何优化自己一天剩余的时间的。

Fast Company网站-多邻国创始人是如何开启一天的

In the morning, I take five Duolingo lessons. I dothree French lessons, one Portuguese lesson, and, of late, a Japanese lesson.It’s mostly to test out the product: My teams get reports from me at 6:30 a.m.every day, saying, “You should fix this” or “You should improve this.” Then Iwork out. I do some weight training, followed by 16 minutes of running as fastas I can, which is like 9 miles an hour. When I do it, I look like I’m having aheart attack. I do it to optimize my time—I burn about 360 calories. I hate it,but it’s over fast.

早晨6点半之前,Luis von Ahn会学习五门语言课程:三门法语课,一门葡萄牙语课,一门日语课。他学这么多,是为了帮助测试产品。

6点半,他的团队就能收到他的使用体验反馈。

然后,他开始健身-举重+16分钟快跑。

Then I head to the office. I believe in everyonebeing in the office together, so we are getting back to that [with employeescoming in three days a week, starting in January]. It’s important to haveserendipitous interactions to generate good ideas. I try to break for lunchwith my employees at least a couple of times a week. I like to hear about theirlives outside of work.

运动完成后,他就奔赴办公室了。从一月份开始,他们实行一周三天到岗。

为了碰撞出更多的想法,他会经常和员工一起吃午饭。

[At Carnegie Mellon, in 2005], I taught a largemath class, about 300 people, and I would mess with students. The whole firstweek was a huge scavenger hunt, where students had to solve math puzzlesrelated to the class. It’s kind of a similar idea to Duolingo. We want to makelearning into a game.

他曾是卡耐基梅隆大学的老师。在给300多学生教授数学课的时候,他会带着学生一起玩游戏,解迷题。

而这正与多邻国的游戏设计一直,在玩中学习。

I get my best ideas in the shower, so on weekends Itry to take long ones. Sometimes I think I have a good idea in the middle ofthe night, write it down, and then in the morning I realize it makes no sense.

想法总在不经意间。他的想法有时候出现在淋浴中,有时候出现在半夜。

而半夜挣扎起来写下的灵光,早晨起来一看,却毫无意义。

 

Early on, a lot of the ideas at Duolingo came fromme or my cofounder [CTO Severin Hacker]. That’s no longer true. At this point,less than 1% of the ideas come from me. Most of what I do is review otherpeople’s ideas and work. I’ve had to learn how to be clear in my communication, because what ends up happening is if I say something, I usually say it tosomebody who says it to somebody else who says it to somebody else who actuallydoes the work. If you’re not super clear, it’s like a game of broken telephone.Now I even ask people to repeat [what I say] back to me to make sure it’sclear.

多邻国初期,很多想法都是两个创始人提出来的。但产品成熟后,创始人要做的工作很少再是提出新想法,而是把评估别人的想法和工作。

 

Earlier this year we became a public company, soleading up to the IPO I was working on weekends, because investment bankerswork on weekends. I tell my employees, “Just get your work done.” At Duolingo,we’ve hired a lot of overachievers. The main message we give people is don’twork so hard, because people really burn themselves out. It’s a marathon, not asprint.

虽然多邻国的员工都超级棒,表现超乎意料。但创始人觉得工作就像马拉松,需要持续的耐力和体力,而不是像短跑,拥有爆发力就可以。

 

下面就是他一天的日程安排。

 

TIME HEWAKES UP

Between 5:30 and 6 a.m.

5点半到6点半起床

 

FIRST THINGHE DOES IN THE MORNING

“Check my email and Slack—I stay in bed for thefirst 30 or 40 minutes and just do that. We have an office in Beijing and onein Europe, so between the time I go to sleep and the time I wake up, all kindsof things have happened. After that, I take my Duolingo lessons.”

起床后在床上工作30-40分钟,看邮件。

 

HISRELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

“I don’t post about my personal life. I tweet agood amount because I’m from Guatemala, and I think our government is corrupt.I tweet against our government.”

很少发私人生活的照片。

 

WHAT HEDOES WITH 15 MINUTES OF FREE TIME

“Usually check my Slack.”

15分钟的自由时间查看Slack软件,和大家交流工作。

 

LAST THINGHE DOES AT NIGHT

“After dinner, I work in front of the TV, watchingsomething like The White Lotus. I’m about 40% less efficient, but I canstill get stuff done while I do it. [The very last thing I do is] make sure Ihaven’t left anything unanswered at work.”

睡前看会电视,只干一点活。

TIME HEGOES TO BED

Between 10:30 and 11 p.m. “But I don’t sleepthrough the night. I wake up for an hour randomly in the middle of the night.”

晚上10点半到11点睡觉,但偶尔也会半夜醒来。

 

这就是所谓的高效人士。有些事情,在别人还在睡梦中的时候就完成了。

 

你的一天是怎么度过的呢?