Sydney: Everybody idolizes the successful life that many of the top techies live, but the secret behind their success isn't mere exceptional talent they possess but the 'routine' that they religiously follow.
Top tech CEOs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey and Apple's founder late Steve Jobs, all were habitual of some daily rituals and rigid routines.
According to news.com.au, Zuckerberg wore the same tie for a year, while Dorsey swears by his regular saunas and Jobs had a collection of 100 Issey Miyake designed black turtleneck sweaters that he wore every day, so that their attention could be channelised to much important tasks at work.
Research by Harvard business school, suggests that repetitive actions can help people cope with stressful situations and adopting rituals in the office makes good business sense.
Zuckerberg has 20 identical grey T-shirts and wears them on rotation for five days of the week, paired with blue jeans and thongs or trainers, depending on the season.
Dorsey has seven days of his entire week specifically designated for separate tasks, like Mondays for management meets, Tuesdays for product development, Wednesday is marketing and communications, Thursday is developers and partnerships and Friday is spent discussing the company's culture while the weekends are devoted for personal improvement.
The report said that its not just the routine that these top bosses swear by, their dietary structure also plays an important role as the co-founder of Tumblr, David Karp, takes exact same breakfast every morning, which consists of pancakes, eggs Florentine, avocado and bacon.
Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, suggests that list-making is a key component to success, and advises to write three biggest tasks of the day written down each morning, accomplishing them, feeling good about it and then repeat the process.
First Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 16:52