Alex Moore is CEO of Baydin, the creators of email sanity saving Boomerang and The Email Game.
Talking about email management, networking in a new town, and following up.
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We began by talking about Boomerang (now four years old). You can use it to send emails later, mark emails to reappear in your inbox later, and remind you to follow up if you don’t hear back from the recipient.
Boomerang came from personal pain.
Alex was working at Analog Devices. He was responsible for making the Input Select button ten cents cheaper on HD TVs.
He created Boomerang, because he had a hard time keeping up with emails from his team members.
He began working on an automatic semantic search engine, but it was too geeky to work.
Tim Ferris swears by the Email Game. Alex explains what it is and why you should try it. I love it too.
Email is the only thing that’s compatible with everybody’s system.
Make email good at what people use it for.
How to follow up with everyone you met at a conference from The NextWeb.
CardMunch and Evernote.
CardShark business card scanning app by FullContact.
Brad McCartey first wrote about Boomerang on the NextWeb.
Why following up is crucial in networking.
Baydin blog post about how they launched.
How to identify journalists via social media.
How Alex would start his career again.
Alex grew up in Alabama, where networking occurred at the Wal-Mart checkout line. He moved to Boston for school, and then moved to Silicon Valley when they needed funding for Baydin.
He attended a different tech networking event every night for two weeks while visiting Silicon Valley.
You can do a lot in two weeks, if you focus on it.
He created a list of people he wanted to meet. He used LinkedIn as the main tool for this.
He also used StartUp Digest, a weekly email with local tech events. In Boston, tryGreenhorn Connect.
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Contact Alex: @awmoore or at baydin.com.
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