About

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Asian Efficiency is a new paradigm of living a productive and successful life. It is a new way of going about your daily todos, executing on your ideas and contributing to society in the most effective way.

Why “Asian” Efficiency?

Don’t let the name fool you – this website is for anyone who is interested in time management and productivity, not just Asians.

The term “Asian Efficiency” began as an inside-joke among a group of Americans who noticed how their Asian friends finished incredible amounts of work – all in a short time frame, and without any stress. Of course, being productive has little to do with being Asian (or not) – it’s really about the right success mindsets, habits and rituals. We’ve spent time breaking down the right internal thinking processes, working methodologies and techniques of successful and productive people to help you become just as effective and efficient.

Asian Efficiency’s goal is to have you go about doing things with the least amount of effort, delivering the maximum amount of output.

Our mission is to make the world a better and more efficient place.

This website and our training courses are full of tips, tricks and techniques for getting things done in a smarter and more efficient way so you can live a productive life. The fastest way to get started is to join our email list where we share our best tips, techniques and exclusive updates:

Meet Our Team

Aaron LynnAaron Lynn

Aaron is Asian Efficiency’s resident systems and operations expert. When he’s not working behind-the-scenes to make sure that the Asian Efficiency team has everything they need to work smoothly and productively, he’s busy tinkering with systems, formulating crazy productivity experiments and thinking up new ways to optimize human performance.

Aaron also regularly contributes to the Asian Efficiency blog.

In his spare time you can find Aaron shopping for his tea collection, hosting weekly board game meetups or at the gym rearranging his fingerprints with heavy deadlifts. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

Aki YamaguchiAki Yamaguchi

Aki is Asian Efficiency’s Director of Creatives and Events. In her previous role, Aki spent her time managing and hanging out with international pop-stars and rockstars on tour. We’re not really sure why she traded them in for a motley crew of productivity nerds, but we’re glad that she did!

She’s a right-brainer who loves traveling, anime, manga, gaming, food and drawing. She also really enjoys choking people into submission during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches, going on 90km cycling tours and still considers herself a rocker at heart.

banri-tanakaBanri Tanaka

Banri handles all things statistics and mathematics at Asian Efficiency. He spends most of his time doing behind-the-scenes work on our marketing campaigns and fiddling with esoteric mathematical formulae to help everything (and everyone) in the business work better.

Banri is from Japan and lives in Sydney, Australia, where you can find him serving it up at the local tennis courts, or kicking back with a good book on the couch if there’s a drizzle outside.

Dona LabidesDona Labides

Dona is one of Asian Efficiency’s legendary support ninjas. She is responsible for answering support tickets and helping out our readers and customers wherever she can.

Dona is a mom of two and loves traveling and spending time with her children. As a mom, she always juggling work and life. She hails from the Philippines.

MarieMarie Borja

Marie is Asian Efficiency’s legendary support ninja and our social media expert. She is responsible for answering support tickets and managing our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn accounts. She’s always busy curating the best articles and infographics to share with our readers.

Marie is a mom and spends her spare time with her son, watching movies, dining out, or just staying home and making the most of their time together. She is a productivity enthusiast from the Philippines.

Marmel ReposarMarmel Reposar

Marmel is Asian Efficiency’s SCRUM-Master-in-training. With a background in human resources and training, she’s fast-becoming our resident Agile expert and team coach. When she isn’t busy making sure everyone updates their tasks, she can be found scouring the Internet for SCRUM and Agile resources. She’s a big believer in the concept of learn-teach-learn!

Marmel spends her downtime with her family — cooking for them or watching anime with her daughter. She regularly kicks *** at Muay Thai and yoga. She has 4 pugs, a pit-bull and a cat. Needless to say, her life revolves around her two-legged kid and four-legged babies. One day she will build her own animal sanctuary.

Mike SchmitzMike Schmitz

Mike is Asian Efficiency’s app nerd. He’s always trying new apps to see if they can help make everyday tasks more efficient and loves creating how-to videos for the Asian Efficiency blog to teach other Asian Efficiency readers how to get the most out of their technology. He also edits The Productivity Show podcast and runs live training webinars.

Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 boys. He’s a coffee snob and Apple fanboy who enjoys playing sports (especially basketball, soccer and tennis), reading books on productivity and self-improvement, and checking things off his OmniFocus task list.

Thanh PhamThanh Pham

Thanh is the Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is responsible for executing the company’s mission, customer service, strategic partnerships and the secret global domination plan. You will see him traveling all over the world and living in different cities to meet Asian Efficiency readers and customers and make them extremely Asian Efficient.

When he’s not sharing his newest productivity wisdom, he likes to drink lots of green tea, eat eggs benedict at hotels and read non-fiction books around the clock.

Tina AbarquezTina Abarquez

Tina is Asian Efficiency’s internal administrator. She helps keep things running at the Asian Efficiency (virtual) office – from email, to accounts, to our project management systems.

She loves to travel and spends her “me” time reading personal development books, fiction and “how to” dummy guides. She also enjoys keeping an eye on the stock market.

Zachary SextonZachary Sexton

Zachary is the Director of Consulting at Asian Efficiency. He is responsible for working with our clients and helping them with their productivity and business challenges. He also writes new articles, emails, produces premium content, creates how-to tutorials and helps present our live training webinars.

Zack is a teacher, meditator, skier and non-recovering business, caffeine and productivity junkie. With an appetite for new experiences and drive to broaden his understanding of the world, nothing gives him more pleasure than showing people the useful tools and techniques he has personally crash-tested.

More about the AE Team

When you get better at time management and productivity, you learn to free up your time to do other stuff, like…

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Spend more time in bookstores.

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Eat good food.

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Hang out in Las Vegas.

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Eat more good food. With awesome people like Charles Ngo and James Clear.

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Hang out in Singapore.

Breakfast on the Beach

Have breakfast by the beach.

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Visit everyone’s favorite store.

At Asian Efficiency we believe in both being productive individuals and being a productive team. We live, breathe, and consume productivity on our daily basis, and this is reflected in how we do our work and how we work with each other. You can find out more about our team dynamics and values in an article we released about our Core Values.

If you are interested in joining the Asian Efficiency team, please see our Careers Page.

Contact Us

We love to hear from readers and anyone interested in productivity – the best way to reach us is through the contact page, or on Twitter or Facebook.

Also, if you want to hear from us and learn more about time management and personal productivity, you should definitely sign up for our newsletter. Each month we send out a personal email with cutting edge ideas, tips and exclusive content that you will not find anywhere else. You can sign up below by just entering your name and email address.