Mayday on May Day: What's in a name?
In many parts of the world, May 1st is known as May Day. And this year, I find myself reflecting on the origins of our business, the product we're building, and the significance behind our name, Mayday. The name "Mayday" wasn't chosen merely to evoke the first day of May; it holds a deeper meaning.
Taking Control of Your Schedule So It Doesn’t Take Control of You
As we've been building Mayday, we’ve explored many ways to help people take control of their schedules. And with those learnings, we’ve oriented our product around four areas that help our team be more effective every week.
The 4-Day Workweek Advantage: Doing More With Less
We’re not just building another calendar, but we’re helping busy people improve their productivity and wellbeing by spending time in better ways. We believe that our work towards this goal should not only be reflected in the products that we build, but also in the way we work as a team.
Mayday Raises $3M to help everyone achieve Schedule/Priority Fit
We are excited to announce that Mayday has raised a USD $3 million seed round led by 8VC with additional participation by Shasta Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Colle Capital, and others to grow our team and accelerate development towards achieving our mission of coordinating the world’s time.
Productivity Hacks Can’t Save Us
Human beings are creatures of habit. Once a process is determined to be successful, maximizing productivity generally boils down to optimizing what has worked before. So unlocking knowledge worker productivity over the last 50 years has predominantly focused on “hacks” or “microefficiencies”
How to Successfully Launch on Product Hunt… on the Same Day As Your Competitor
The internet is rife with blog posts explaining how to successfully launch on Product Hunt. It’s almost like the obligatory final step for any product release. But Product Hunt is a deceptively complex game that is best figured out through trial and error, so there’s a lot to be shared.
The World Doesn’t Need Just Another Calendar.
The single most important tool we use to manage our time is the calendar. We spend an excessive amount of energy monitoring, planning, and managing our time. But modern calendars were never built for the modern workplace.
Easier Said Than Done: A Framework for Prioritizing Advice
It’s okay to acknowledge that you don’t don’t have all the answers. Especially when you’re doing something as ambiguous as building a startup. Learning from your own mistakes is one approach, but it’s expensive and it can sometimes mean life or death to an early-stage company.