PreneurCast086: Pete and Dom’s Top 10 Tools

In response to a listener question, Pete and Dom discuss their Top 10 Tools – the ones they use every day to improve their efficiency and reduce friction in their businesses. There are hardware and software tools covered in this discussion.

Tools Mentioned:
Evernote – Archive and retrieve anything (text, photos and web page clippings are just a few examples)
Hazel – Automate tasks on your Mac
Passpack – Store your passwords online and share them securely with your team
1Password – Personal password manager for Mac, PC and Mobile devices
Skype – Make calls via the internet to landline and mobiles
Call Recorder – Record your Skype calls (Mac)
iPad – Great for mobile consumption and quick notes
iPhone – A great capture device that’s always with you
TextExpander – Store commonly used blocks of text and insert them into documents by typing a few characters (Mac)
BusyCal – Connect your calendars to gather and share them with your team (Mac)

Special Mentions:
Dropbox – Powerful, frictionless file sharing via the cloud
MacBook Air – Powerful, lightweight mobile workstation
BugHerd – Great bug-tracking tool for teams working on websites


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Links:
Online:
The Secret Weapon - A guide to Using Evernote for GTD
Mac Power Users Podcast - David Sparks and Katie Floyd on all things Mac
http://www.outdoorgearstore.com.au - Pete’s Outdoor Gear Retail Store
http://www.outdoordeals.com.au - Pete’s Daily Deals Site for Outdoor Gear
Books:
Getting Things Done – David Allen

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about-pete
Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, author, and marketer from Melbourne, Australia.

Before being honored “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications all over the continent, Pete was just 21 years old when he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, The Melbourne Cricket Ground For Under $500! Don’t believe it? You will! Check out the story in the FAQ section (it really is our most asked question).

Since then, he’s done some cool stuff like write the international smash hit ‘How to Turn Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality’ (+ the upcoming ‘It’s Not About the Product‘) and he’s created a bunch of companies including Infiniti Telecommunications, On Hold Advertising, Simply Headsets and Preneur Group.

Lots of other people think he’s pretty good too! He’s been announced as the Global Runner-Up in the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2009, the Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year, and a member of SmartCompany’s Top 30 Under 30.

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