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, rituals and systems. We’ve spent years studying the most successful and productive people out there. How do they approach work and life? What are the rituals that allow them to be in the top 1%? What kind of systems do they have?

We answer all these questions and more on this website. Asian Efficiency’s goal is to have you go about doing things with the least amount of effort while 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 newsletter where we share our best tips, techniques, and exclusive updates:

We also have our top 10 posts waiting for you on our Start Here page.

Meet Our Team

Thanh PhamThanh Pham

Thanh is the Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is responsible for executing the company’s mission, 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, make video blogs and reads non-fiction books around the clock.

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 produces The Productivity Show podcast and runs live training presentations.

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.

Zachary SextonZachary Sexton

Zachary is the host of our podcast The Productivity Show. When he’s not recording a podcast, he’s responsible for working with clients and helping them with their productivity and business challenges.

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.

Dona LabidesDona Labides

Dona is one of Asian Efficiency’s exceptional customer support team. She is responsible for answering any productivity questions you might and helping you 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 customer support manager and our social media expert. She is responsible for answering support tickets and managing oursocial media. 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. With a background in human resources and training, she’s now our resident Agile expert and team coach. When she isn’t busy making sure everyone is hitting their strides, 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 pitbull, 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.

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.

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…

Asian Efficiency Team

Eat good food.

Asian Efficiency Team

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

Breakfast on the Beach

Have breakfast by the beach.

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.