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How I Work: Tim Tierney

How I Work: Tim Tierney

February 9, 2016

Location: Ottawa, Ontario … Canada’s Capital

Current Gig: City Councillor, Beacon Hill-Cyrville and proud Chair, Ottawa Public Library Board

One word that best describes how you work: Efficient

Current mobile device: Blackberry PRIV (Android based… best phone I have ever owned)

Current computer: HP Elitedesk

What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without?

  • Software on desktop – Adobe suite … Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Project Manager, MS Outlook, MS Word, chrome, Tweetdeck!
  • Mobile – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Google drive and BBM

What’s your workspace setup like?

Office, Dual monitor, because 1 is not enough ;) and a 42 inch TV on the walk streaming Tweetdeck feeds… and home Surface3 Pro running tweetdeck.

What’s your best time-saving shortcut?

The Hub on Blackberry PRIV has great social media sharing function… best I have ever used.

What’s your favourite to-do list manager?

Rolling list in Outlook that I keep updating… Crude but effective!

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without and why?

I am a politician … so clearly a camera with WiFi to phone capability

Do you find yourself always working on something? Or when you finish a project, do you take time to let your mind wander without concern for what’s next?

I find I have to focus myself constantly because i want to do so much, and am a self identified micro-manger (my poor staff). If I have a free day, it is a miracle.

What do you listen to while you work?

Talk radio during the workday … and my very random Spotify list that contains Nickleback and Josh Groban.

What are you currently reading?

A committee report for Ottawa Police Services Board… yup, this is my life.

How do you recharge?

Play a bit of Squash, a bit of Hockey… and crank the tunes

What’s your sleep routine like?

4-5 hours a night max… one time I slept 7 hours, but that was a decade ago… The mind wants to keep working.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Measure twice … Cut once!

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