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  • entrepreneur.com

    February 8, 2024

    Small interruptions have an outsized impact on productivity and creativity, often measured in hours each work day.

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  • fastcomopany.com

    February 7, 2024

    Aytekin Tank, CEO of Jotform explains how to keep your team motivated—without burning anyone out.

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  • fastcomopany.com

    February 1, 2024

    Aytekin Tank, CEO of Jotform, argues that when it comes to employee development, entrepreneurs can’t afford to ignore soft skills.

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  • bigthink.com

    January 25, 2024

    How I adapted my company to AI: 5 key insights

    Jotform CEO Aytekin Tank explains how he successfully embraced and deployed AI.

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  • medium.com

    January 3, 2024

    Time is short. Here are the creative benefits of becoming an obsessive planner.

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  • fastcompany.com

    December 21, 2023

    3 simple strategies to improve morale—and motivation—during the holiday season

    A CEO argues that even though the holidays are around the corner, finishing critical projects and spending quality time with the family should not be mutually exclusive.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    December 13, 2023

    Silent Retreats Are Expensive — But Effective. Here's How to Recreate the Benefits of One From Anywhere.

    Even if you don't have the time or budget to set off on a physical journey of self-discovery, there are proven strategies for cultivating mental quiet…wherever you are.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    November 27, 2023

    Turn Your Work Stress Into Creative Fuel Using These 3 Expert-Backed Tips

    Workplace stress isn't just a hindrance. It's also a source of energy you can transform into creative fuel.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    November 17, 2023

    Is Your Relentless Pursuit of Efficiency Actually Hurting Your Business? Here's How to Tell When You're Taking Productivity Too Far.

    A fanatical eye to the leanest and most productive systems can sometimes have diminishing returns.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    November 15, 2023

    Malcolm Gladwell Says It Takes 10,000 Hours to Master a Skill — But That's Wrong. Here's How to Quickly Learn Something New.

    Breaking the mold of the 10,000-hour rule: Explore innovative strategies on how to rapidly learn new skills.

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  • fastcompany.com

    October 24, 2023

    Why leaders should be responsible for creating fulfilling jobs

    Unlocking the true potential of organizations: Discover why leaders must take responsibility for crafting fulfilling jobs in this insightful exploration

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  • entrepreneur.com

    October 19, 2023

    The Science-Backed Case for Embracing Boredom in the Workplace

    Research shows that for entrepreneurs, a dash of ennui can actually be an asset. Here's how to turn boredom into an engine for creativity.

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  • smartthinkingbooks.com

    July 29, 2023

    Interview with Aytekin Tank, author of Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff recommends some of the best smart thinking books.

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  • nbcbayarea.com

    June 28, 2023

    Automating busywork in the office

    Jotform CEO urges you to automate your work to become faster and more efficient.

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  • bridgeport.edu

    June 16, 2023

    Reclaim Your Time with UB Alumni Aytekin Tank’s New Book, Automate Your Busywork

    Now over 17 years old and home to more than 500 employees, it’s needless to say that Aytekin’s ingenuity and perseverance have secured Jotform’s success. For Aytekin, the bumps in the road have merely been part of a greater journey. “In many ways, I’m grateful to have had challenges like this. It’s what ultimately led to us building a better company.”

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  • medium.com

    June 6, 2023

    How AI-Powered Virtual Assistants Can Automate Repetitive Tasks and Free up Mental Energy

    Virtual assistants are the automation tool you never knew you always needed.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    June 5, 2023

    3 Mundane Tasks You Should Automate to Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff

    As CEO of Jotform, I take the same approach to my daily work. Rather than toil for more hours at half-capacity, I'd rather shine bright and shut down early. But this wasn't always the case.

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  • dataversity.net

    June 5, 2023

    How Hyper-Automation Technology Is Democratizing Innovation

    When it comes to innovation, our modern-day hustle culture tracks the traditional version of the fable. Great innovators are tireless toilers. More is more. But after 17 years of running my company, I'm convinced that what distinguishes great innovators is not a matter of quantity, but rather, the quality of the work they do and their commitment to giving their brain a rest.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    June 5, 2023

    3 Mundane Tasks You Should Automate to Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff

    Automation is one way to cut through the noise: daily check-ins, circle-backs, status updates, etc. — and leave mental space for the big stuff.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    June 2, 2023

    5 Expert-Backed Strategies for Setting Boundaries at Work

    More than 16 years ago, I was that same young entrepreneur, embarking on this massive dream to start my own company, Jotform. I was eager to learn but also very lax when it came to setting limits both personally and professionally.

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  • productivityalchemy.com

    June 1, 2023

    Episode 301: Horror Con, Aytekin Tank

    Welcome to the first episode of year 7! This week we'll talk about Kevin's long-ish weekend, his new work laptop, and how he's on-call some more this week. We'll also catch up with Ursula on her latest progress both with writing and signing things, as well as her latest video games obsession. After that, we'll have a discussion with Aytekin Tank about how he stays productive!

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  • medium.com

    May 30, 2023

    How to Tame Your Inbox and Free Your Mind for Your Most Creative Work

    The average professional spends a whopping four hours a day sifting through and replying to emails.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    May 29, 2023

    Want to Break Bad Habits and Supercharge Your Business? Use This Technique.

    As a CEO, I've also noticed that entrepreneurs often underestimate how habits influence our businesses. Unless we're talking clichéd green juice and cold plunge routines, we think our changeable workdays give us a free pass in the world of habits. Yet, research shows about 40% of our daily activities are habitual. That includes founders, too.

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  • hubspot.com

    May 29, 2023

    Automate Your Busywork: Unlocking the Power of Workflows

    Your to-do list is surprisingly misleading. Here’s why.

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  • fastcompany.com

    May 25, 2023

    Why scary hour is the worst productivity hack yet and what you should do instead.

    By cutting out busywork from your day, you won't have to try to hack your productivity with a self-imposed scary hour.

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  • tlnt.com

    May 24, 2023

    It works for me delegating and automating what you can

    This time, around, we hear from Aytekin Tank, founder and CEO of Jotform. He argues the biggest difference to his life has been learning what to delegate and automate. So much so, that he written a new book on the subject Automate your Busywork which came out last week.

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  • libsyn.com

    May 23, 2023

    63: Mastering Efficiency Through Automation with Aytekin Tank, CEO of Jotform

    In this episode, Aytekin shares his entrepreneurial journey and the ongoing growth of Jotform, named one of the "Best Privately-Owned Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine. As an automation enthusiast and author of the upcoming book "Automate Your Busywork," Aytekin provides insights into optimizing time and leveraging no-code automation tools. Discover how Jotform's powerful features make people's lives easier and free up valuable time. Don't miss this captivating conversation with Aytekin Tank on "In Systems We Trust."

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  • www.manage2win.com

    May 23, 2023

    #232 - Automate Your Busywork with Aytekin Tank

    In this episode, Aytekin Tank, CEO of Jotform, shares how he manages his priorities so well that his company is beating Google. 500 Employees and 20 million customers strong, Jotform is thriving when other companies have been crushed by goliath corporations like Google, Microsoft, Facebook/Meta, etc.

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  • medium.com

    May 23, 2023

    Why You Can’t Get Anything Done (And What to Do about It)

    The planning fallacy explains why even the simplest tasks take longer than you expect — and it happens to the best and brightest.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    May 18, 2023

    5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Asking for Help

    These methods create a personal mindset and company culture that regards both asking for and offering assistance as an admirable strength.

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  • heyitscarlyrae.com

    May 16, 2023

    Author Interview with Aytekin Tank

    Today Aytekin Tank joins me to chat about his latest novel, Automate Your Busywork. I’m excited to learn more about his latest release and how he narrowed down the most essential things for you all to know to save time.

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  • valleycentral.com

    May 16, 2023

    Productivity expert Aytekin Tank releases new book

    Automation plays a critical role in the overall efficiency of an organization as business leaders look to streamline processes and boost productivity. In the new book, Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff launching today and available now Jotform founder and CEO Aytekin Tank explains how any professional can use automation to eliminate tedious busywork.

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  • fox59.com

    May 16, 2023

    Productivity expert Aytekin Tank releases new book

    Automation plays a critical role in the overall efficiency of an organization as business leaders look to streamline processes and boost productivity. In the new book, Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff launching today and available now Jotform founder and CEO Aytekin Tank explains how any professional can use automation to eliminate tedious busywork.

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  • streetinsider.com

    May 16, 2023

    Productivity expert Aytekin Tank releases new book

    Automation plays a critical role in the overall efficiency of an organization as business leaders look to streamline processes and boost productivity. In the new book, Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff – launching today and available now – Jotform founder and CEO Aytekin Tank explains how any professional can use automation to eliminate tedious busywork.

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  • finance.yahoo.com

    May 16, 2023

    Productivity expert Aytekin Tank releases new book

    Automation plays a critical role in the overall efficiency of an organization as business leaders look to streamline processes and boost productivity. In the new book, Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff – launching today and available now – Jotform founder and CEO Aytekin Tank explains how any professional can use automation to eliminate tedious busywork.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    May 15, 2023

    3 Reasons to Celebrate Small Wins in Your Business

    I've witnessed this over and over again during my time as CEO of my company, Jotform. We've weathered many ups and downs, especially over these past few years of the pandemic, and even when it didn't feel like there was anything to celebrate, I've made it a point to congratulate teams on smaller victories.

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  • medium.com

    May 15, 2023

    How the Automation Flywheel Can Help You Achieve Greater Peace and Productivity at Work

    “Pick up the pace!” my trainer barked, turning up the resistance on my spin bike. It was a typical morning at the gym. Sweat glazed my brow as I willed myself to pedal harder. My legs and lungs began to burn from the effort.

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  • enterprisersproject.com

    May 11, 2023

    Automation: 3 ways it boosts productivity and reduces burnout

    Layoffs are impacting all employees—even those left behind, who often suffer surging burnout. Here’s how automation can help.

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  • medium.com

    May 9, 2023

    Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff: Why You Need to Automate Your Busywork — Starting Today

    Over the last 17 years, I’ve tried every possible tactic to eliminate the repetitive, manual tasks that come with running a growing business. Only one thing has consistently worked.

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  • misterproductivity.com

    May 8, 2023

    How Automation Can Help Solopreneurs Achieve More Aytekin Tank

    Aytekin Tank is the founder of Jotform, an automation enthusiast, and the author of the book, Automate Your Busywork.

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  • podcasts.apple.com

    May 4, 2023

    354: Automate Your Busywork

    Aytekin Tank is the founder and CEO of Jotform and author of the new book, "Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff".

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  • fastcompany.com

    May 2, 2023

    Your to-do list is sabotaging your true productivity. Here’s what to do instead

    Spending time on meaningless tasks only makes us less productive.

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  • fastcompany.com

    May 2, 2023

    Your to-do list is sabotaging your true productivity. Here’s what to do instead

    Spending time on meaningless tasks only makes us less productive.

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  • medium.com

    May 2, 2023

    Why Lazy People Are More Productive

    Adopting a lazy mindset isn’t really about being lazy.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    April 30, 2023

    3 Bad Habits Most Entrepreneurs Are Guilty Of — And the Simple Solution for Stopping

    These habits commonly trip up entrepreneurs, but there's a tool that can help with all three.

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  • medium.com

    April 26, 2023

    How an Automation-First Mindset Can Eliminate Procrastination

    Understanding the ‘why’ of procrastination is the first step toward beating it.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    April 24, 2023

    3 Ways to Automate Your Busy Work and Boost Your Productivity

    Research has found that knowledge workers spend an average of 41% on unnecessary tasks. You are not the problem: Busy work is.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    April 24, 2023

    3 Ways to Automate Your Busy Work and Boost Your Productivity

    Research has found that knowledge workers spend an average of 41% on unnecessary tasks. You are not the problem: Busy work is.

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  • fastcompany.com

    April 21, 2023

    Why workers are experiencing resenteeism' and how leaders can tackle it

    If leaders don't take action, resenteeism can spread among staff members, sabotaging team morale, culture, and productivity.

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  • medium.com

    April 18, 2023

    To-Do Lists Were the Ultimate Productivity Weapon: What Happened?

    Today is a great day to quit your to-do list.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    April 13, 2023

    4 Steps New Entrepreneurs Can Take to Simplify Their Work Days

    Every newly minted entrepreneur can attest to experiencing the same: In the beginning, things feel especially insurmountable. Here are a few steps you can take to start simplifying.

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  • medium.com

    April 11, 2023

    Why Productivity Is 1% Effort and 99% Battling Your Biology

    Here’s why you can’t get anything done (hint: it has nothing to do with effort)

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  • medium.com

    April 4, 2023

    The Power of Carving Out One Hour for Impactful Work Every Single Day

    Not creative? Not a problem! You can train your brain to get the creativity flowing.

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  • fastcompany.com

    March 23, 2023

    It’s not easy to keep remote teams connected. Here are 5 tricks to help bridge the distance

    Leaders need long-term strategies to effectively manage remote and global teams.

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  • fastcompany.com

    March 8, 2023

    Leaders need to take responsibility and stop giving quiet promotions. Here’s how

    When you hire an employee, you accept responsibility for their career growth too.

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  • enterprisersproject.com

    March 3, 2023

    Digital transformation: 3 guiding principles for 2023

    Looking to do more with less in the coming months? Let these key transformation concepts guide your strategy

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  • entrepreneur.com

    March 2, 2023

    5 Reasons Why Strategic Planning is Vital for Entrepreneurs

    Envisioning a framework for the future helps to ensure that everyone's on the same page, among other success essentials.

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  • medium.com

    February 28, 2023

    How to succeed in the age of automation: 3 rules for modern work

    Don’t get stuck doing busywork. Three rules for success in the automation revolution.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    February 23, 2023

    How to Master the Art of Public Speaking, Even If Your Anxiety Is Through the Roof

    Nerves are fine, but falling apart not so much.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    February 7, 2023

    3 Expert-Backed Strategies for Blowing People Away With Your First Impression

    Nothing is more important than a good first impression. The first five seconds are everything.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    February 6, 2023

    This Wise Advice From Jim Carrey's Commencement Speech Will Teach You How to Tackle Fear as an Entrepreneur

    Fear is a tool. Here's how to use it.

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  • fastcompany.com

    January 26, 2023

    4 ways automation can help your team succeed rather than replace workers

    There may be advantages to automation.

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  • appdevelopermagazine.com

    January 24, 2023

    No Code Low Code will shine in 2023

    Driven by the need for no code low code technology, in 2023, we'll see significant market expansion and some interesting innovations born from this new market need.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    January 19, 2023

    New Entrepreneurs and Seasoned Pros Won't Succeed Unless They Hone This One Skill

    Staying in your bubble will only make you more rigid. Improve your reasoning instead.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    January 12, 2023

    Make Better, Faster Decisions Using This Simple 3-Step Framework

    As a leader, don't get caught up in perfectionism. Adept leaders should know when to take action.

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  • fastcompany.com

    January 11, 2023

    Tracking employees doesn't work. Here's how to move beyond productivity paranoia

    Eight of the 10 largest private U.S. employers are using some form of bossware.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    January 9, 2023

    3 Ways You Can Be Successful Without Falling into the 'Hustle Culture' Trap

    Don't buy into the hype. Here's why you need to push back on the temptation to overwork

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  • entrepreneur.com

    January 2, 2023

    The 3 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Be Able to Answer

    What's your competitive edge? Leaders should continually ask what goals they want to achieve.

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  • enterprisetimes.co.uk

    October 4, 2022

    Jotform extends leading form digitisation with eSignature solution

    Jotform, a leading online forms SaaS vendor, has added Jotform Sign to its platform. Jotform Sign is a complete eSignature solution that automates the final part of completing a legally binding document, the signatures. In developing the solution, Jotform ensures a seamless workflow throughout the completion and signature process.

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  • natfluence.com

    September 21, 2022

    Aytekin Tank Interview

    There’s so much media buzz about founders who get millions of dollars from venture capital firms, but once they get funding, the pressure intensifies to grow and be profitable.

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  • medium.com

    March 16, 2022

    Making Something From Nothing: Aytekin Tank Of Jotform On How To Go From Idea To Launch

    Start slow. No one told me to start my company slowly. In fact, the popular opinion in tech is to go fast. I decided against this path and to take the slow route, which allowed me to play the long game and be successful over time without giving up control of my company.

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  • martechseries.com

    April 27, 2021

    Jotform Announces Approvals, a No-Code Approval Flow Automation Solution

    Jotform, a leading online form software provider, announced Approvals, a no-code tool designed to empower teams to automate approval processes and streamline workflows with ease.

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  • adammendler.com

    August 21, 2020

    Lessons From Leading Remote Teams

    I recently spoke to Aytekin Tank, the founder and CEO of JotForm, a full-featured online form builder used by more than seven million people worldwide.

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  • exeleonmagazine.com

    October 25, 2019

    Jotform: A Form Building Platform for Everyone

    While working as a developer in New York back in 2006, Aytekin kept stumbling across a pain point at work – coding online forms. Even though he had the necessary technical skills, it took considerable time and effort to make a good online form.

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  • qz.com

    August 27, 2018

    The to-do list method for people with busy lives and short attention spans

    Productivity science is generally unkind to standard to-do lists. We’re told that they feed the impulses of our faulty brains in all the wrong ways.

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  • nbcnews.com

    July 30, 2018

    How one CEO increased his company's success through "the power of doing nothing at all"

    Our culture treats busyness as a badge of honor. One CEO says he found success by doing less.

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  • mixergy.com

    April 6, 2018

    How to bootstrap a company while fully employed

    I’m excited to have today’s guest because he’s the kind of person who’s been on all those forums that I’ve been on forever, building his company quietly and making it into something really big. He did it without ever having that big TechCrunch moment where they say, “Look at me, I raised so much money.”

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  • fastcompany.com

    September 20, 2017

    Why This CEO Trained His Employees To Do His Job

    Aytekin Tank wanted to take a three-month paternity leave, but he didn’t expect that the time away would make him a better leader.

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  • forbes.com

    February 13, 2017

    5 Reasons Why This CEO Leverages Cross Functional Teams For Better Business Performance

    Teams—and specifically, cross functional teams, enable faster communication, which brings faster decision making. By working through teams as opposed to large departmental silos, you not only cross-pollinate perspectives and experiences (which help shape creativity and innovation) but also align daily behaviors with business strategies.

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  • entrepreneur.com

    November 4, 2016

    This Engineer-Turned-Entrepreneur Spends Half His Workday Hiring the Right People

    JotForm's founder and CEO created the easiest online form builder, has grown his company to millions of users and powers forms around the world.

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  • sweetprocess.com

    January 12, 2016

    How Aytekin Tank Built a Software Company with Over 2 Million Users

    Is achieving and maintaining a healthy work-life balance a priority for you? In this interview, Aytekin Tank CEO and Founder of JotForm reveals how he got to the point where he could work on his business instead of in it, and how that has restored his work-life balance.

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  • sramanamitra.com

    October 5, 2015

    Bootstrapping with a Paycheck: Aytekin Tank, CEO of Jotform

    Aytekin is a Turkish entrepreneur who has bootstrapped his company with a paycheck. He has used a freemium business model, and a virtual team strategy to scale.

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  • forbes.com

    April 15, 2015

    Three Keys To Success When Bootstrapping A Startup

    To bootstrap a start up successfully you must: 1. Provide a valuable benefit; 2. Communicate that benefit to those that need it; and 3. Manage your cash flow. If you do those three things well, your chances of success soar. If you miss any one of the three you have no chance of success. None. Give up. Quit now and get a real job. While these are true with any start up, what’s different about bootstrapping is that you must do them with extremely limited resources.

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