Superhuman Founder Rahul Vohra on why the key to productivity is to stop touching your mouse

My guest today is Rahul Vohra. Rahul is the founder and CEO of Superhuman, the fastest email experience in the world.  Users get through their inbox twice as fast — and many see Inbox Zero for the first time in years. Previously, Rahul founded Rapportive, the first Gmail plugin to scale to millions of users.  Rapportive was acquired by LinkedIn.
In our chat, we cover:
  • Rahul’s approach to becoming as efficient as possible with the software he uses
  • Rahul’s email workflow
  • How Rahul divides his inbox into different sections to help him prioritise his day
  • Why Rahul only checks email twice a day
  • Why Rahul never checks his email on the weekend
  • How Rahul uses automation to reduce time in his inbox
  • Why learning the keyboard shortcuts in software is critical to productivity
  • How Rahul designed the most joyful software induction process I have ever experienced
  • How Rahul batches and staggers his meetings
  • Rahul’s method for time tracking and how he uses the data
  • Rahul’s method for running effective meetings at Superhuman
  • How to create a great pitch
  • Rahul’s favourite software for being more productive
  • Rahul’s favourite new software

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