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Andrea Loubier – Mailbird

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**Episode 102** **Summary:** In Episode #102, Ari sits down for a conversation with budding entrepreneur Andrea Loubier, CEO of Mailbird to discuss the impressive growth of the successful PC-based email client, as well as the perks and pitfalls of email in general. ** **

**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

– 01:02 – Ari introduces two guest hosts: Dave Rael and Nick Sonnenberg

– 01:28 – Dave Rael introduces himself, Owner of [](

– 01:50 – [Nick Sonnenberg]( himself, CEO of[Calvin](

– 22:05 – Interview with Andrea Loubier opens

– 22:25 – Andrea explains_what_ Mailbird is

– 23:20 – Definition of what makes Mailbird _different_from similar applications

– 24:15 – Mailbird focuses on productivity and reaching “Inbox zero”

– 24:35 – The special features of Mailbird

– 25:07 – What is _Wingman_? What is the goal of_Wingman_?

– 28:41 – In what ways do people use email inefficiently?

– 29:09 – Some people let email dictate their daily workflow

– 30:40 – Andrea is an “inbox zero” kind of woman

– 31:00 – Mailbird is based in Bali

– 31:23 – How Mailbird ended up in Bali

– 33:28 – Andrea notes her love of working in Bali

– 34:12 – The rarity of a woman moving overseas and founding a business

– 35:25 – The entrepreneurial community of Bali

– 36:15 – [Startup Getaway](, A co-living, co-working community space in Bali

– 37:19 – [Hubud](, [The Salty Volt](, [Lineup Hub](, [Wave](

– 37:54 – The majority of the Mailbird team is based in Indonesia, but not necessarily in Bali. They also have team members in Copenhagen, Denmark

– 39:37 – What Andrea has learned from the hiccups of outsourcing work

– 41:40 – Andrea’s top 3 tips for people who want to be more effective:

– 41:56 – Chose the right tools, like a great email tool

– 42:39 – Network to a high degree

– 43:09 – Automate, automate, automate; try to automate as much as you can

– 44:15 –[]( and[Andrea Loubier](

**7 Key Points:**

– Being “Inbox Zero” is vitally important to maximizing future productivity – Do not allow email to dictate or overwhelm your daily workflow – It is possible to successfully outsource a startup, but not without challenges – The entrepreneurial community of Bali isn’t budding, it’s _buzzing_ – Choosing the right tools can make all the difference in achieving success – Tactful networking is absolutely invaluable – Use technology to your advantage and automate as much as you can

**Resources Mentioned:**

– [Paint Zen]( – _A company committed to improving the process of finding a trustworthy painter

– []( – A useful way to engage the opinions of a specific group of people for research

– [AYTM]( – A company specializing in online market research

– [Humans Need Not Apply]( – A 15 minute YouTube video about the progression of automation…pretty much SkyNet meets the Matrix

– [AddApp.IO]( – AddApp takes the data from monitoring devices (FitBit, MapMyRun, etc.), helps users understand the data and provides lifes — Send in a voice message: