Fridays with a Fancy Hands Fan
Well well well. Friday is here and it’s time for our favorite weekly post.
Here’s our chat with Fancy Hands Friend Charles Birnbaum
Charles Birnbaum, Foursquare
Bio: sports fanatic, adventurous eater, traveler, runner, shitty golfer, and I work in Business Development at foursquare.
Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn
-What’s a task that you hate doing but always shows up on your to-do list?
I travel a ton, both for work and personally, and I hate hate hate dealing with airlines. Getting reimbursed for a screwed up flight, getting mileage credit, changing a reservation etc.
-Speaking of to-do lists, do you use one or have any other tips/resources to help you stay on track and productive?
At foursquare, we use Asana for team projects and I keep me work to-do list replicated on there, but I use Wunderlist for my personal to-do list, both for work and private stuff. I love the fact that the mobile client and the desktop client sync seamlessly and I can add stuff to my to-do list even when I am offline (i.e. underground or on a flight).
-If you were going to outsource something that you currently need to get done, what would it be?
My wife and I live in Brooklyn and our lease is coming up. Before we commit to re-signing our lease, it would be great to have enough time every day to check all of the various resources to figure out what is available in our price range and in the neighborhoods we are willing to live in. It would be great to have someone scour the sources for me and send me a list of interesting stuff to look at once a day.
-What is your favorite task that we’ve helped you with?
I got my wife Salsa dancing lessons for valentine’s day. I was having a miserable time getting the people at the studio on the phone or to respond to my emails when I was trying to book our first session. I sent a request to Fancy Hands to help get us signed up for an upcoming class and answer a few questions I had and they took care of it perfectly, it was awesome!
-If you had an extra hour each day how would you use it?
I would be active, nothing I hate more than sitting around at a desk all day or around conference room tables. The more time I had the more time I would be playing sports.