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Tech Leaders: James Spiro, Journalist, CTech

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Welcome to my Tech Leaders Interview Series, where I interview impactful leaders and ask them to share tips and techniques that have benefited them, both in their personal and professional lives.

This interview is with James Spiro, Journalist and Editor at CTech by Calcalist.

About James:

James Spiro is a journalist and editor at CTech. He has interviewed 200 companies across Israel about Tech, the magic of Startup Nation, and how they export technologies across the world. His work also appears in The Times of Israel and The Algemeiner, and he frequently discusses Tech on television appearing on ILTV. He has a background in journalism and PR.

What are your main productivity tips?

First, discover if you are a ‘morning’ or ‘evening’ person. I spent my higher education convinced that I could *only* work between 11 pm and 3 am. I was very wrong. Only when I entered the workforce after school did I realize that my best work comes early in the morning. Each person is different, and it takes time to learn how you respond to things around you, but my biggest tip is to recognize this as early as you can to take advantage of your best hours. Generally, most of my writing comes in the morning, and I spent my afternoons conducting interviews or planning future pieces.

Second, mute your notifications. My phone is always on Do Not Disturb. In fact, I don’t think I have heard a notification sound coming from it in about a year (with the exception of calls!). I also take the opportunity to disable all notifications across all my social media channels. This makes sure that the notifications I see on my phone are only emails, messages, and news alerts – which, let’s be honest, is already plenty!

What is your favorite drink?

Black coffee in my mornings, Coke Zero at lunch, and red wine for dinner – with plenty of........

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