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I couldn’t do my job without…

Kelvin Wetherill, Founder and CEO of NerdApp, lists the five things he couldn’t do his job without.

 1. Black Coffee

First and foremost, I can’t start the day without a long black, preferably from Copple Pot – a local barista in Chiswick, close to the office. Two coffees a day is all I need; anything more overstimulates me.

Chiswick Park and Zen Den

2. Chiswick Park and Zen Den

Finding an office with a great location was key for me. Growing up and living in South Africa, I wanted somewhere that was close to a park or by the water. Chiswick Business Park is perfect as it satisfies both requirements. I find a brisk walk around the park really does enhance my mood and boost my productivity. After my morning coffee and walk, I head into our Zen Den, aka NerdApp HQ. Our office is designed as a space where everyone can feel relaxed, which is vital in the fast-paced world of scale-ups.  We’ve got a water feature, salt lamps and plants, as befits a Zen den.

nerdapp macbookP

3 Macbook Pro

One thing I can’t do my job without is my Macbook Pro. Even though I prefer Windows, my Mac allows me to do my job on the go. It also provides superior battery life and a high quality camera and mic for my daily video calls. That said, I have been checking out the new Dell XPS and will most likely move over to that fairly soon. I like mixing up technologies to get a good understanding and feel for different brands, feeds and speeds.

Eggs California

4 Eggs California

After my morning meetings, I head to the business park’s local restaurant (The Union) for an Eggs California. This consists of sourdough toast, creamy avo, scrambled eggs with a touch of pesto and the secret ingredient of rose harissa sauce. Don’t be shy on the rose harissa!

5 Trello

trello board

Trello is an organisational tool that allows me to stay on top of my to do list and manage my team. Some team members are based remotely and Trello makes sure we are all on the same page when it comes to development tasks, testing and collaboration. Team members can give each other tasks directly, and it helps a lot with my monthly investor reports.

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