If you are only given $24 each day, you’ll make sure you spend it wisely on what matters most to you and if anything is left it will go towards your next priorities. For many people, the same is true for the 24 hours they get each day. In fact, they value time more than money because you can work hard to make up lost money, but ill-spent time is lost forever.
So how do we effectively manage time? There has been a fair amount of literature, techniques, and solutions such as the legendary Stephen Covey’ Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD), Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog, or Tony Robbins’ Rapid Planning Method (RPM), just to name a few. Some of these solutions go back as far as Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century and some are newer, such as Tim Ferris’ The 4-Hour Workweek.
However, when you compare these tools and techniques with what is available to manage money, they are a drop in the bucket. Think of the banking systems; cash flow management, loans, interests, investments, mutual funds and all the tools and systems that support them. Productivity management needs a paradigm shift, with better tools and systems. We need a fresh look at the problem given all the advancement in technology. If Google revolutionized how we gain access to information, can’t a similar technology revolutionize how we manage our time?
This is the opportunity that has brought the SkedPal team together. We are technology and productivity enthusiasts who believe the world of technology has a lot more potential for offering solutions. Our background ranges from executive roles in blue chip companies to academic Ph.D.’s.
We’re based out of Dubai, a dynamic, and fast growing city. It’s also a city of diversity, and cultural exchange. This cultural diversity has been an inspiration for us to take a fresh look at the time management problem—to marry the eastern ‘Event Time’ with the western ‘Clock Time’. To find a middle ground where we benefit from adherence to the plan, and flexibility to deal with incoming information.
We’ve been passionately working hard to take the first steps in this journey. The product we’re offering you to test-drive today is based on Fuzzy Planning™. Why fuzzy? Because we believe every plan is based on a forecast, which is not meant to be accurate! You need an agile and flexible plan that adjusts itself as circumstances change.
To manage Fuzzy Planning™, we rely on our search engine. Yes, a search engine similar to Google, but we’re putting the ladder of search against a different wall. SkedPal searches through the time dimension. It searches through hundreds, and thousands of tiny time slots to rank them, and find the right match for your tasks…to put what matters to you at the right time and adjust to changes in circumstances and find the best options.