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!