我叫 Eliot Gattegno。我是一名创业者、音乐家和教授。我曾就读于哈佛大学、斯坦福大学和加州大学。现在是香港中文大学（深圳）创新创意创业中心（CIDE）的创始人及负责人，也是经管学院的副教授。
每天晚上在便笺卡上写下三件第二天必须要做的事。每天早上，从最容易的那件事开始做到最难的那件，并在上午 11 点前解决它们。如果你每天都这么做，你就能生活得更快乐。
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Eliot Gattegno. I am an entrepreneur, musician, and professor. I studied at Harvard, Stanford and the University of California. I am currently the Director and Founder of the Center for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Management and Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
What hardware do you use?
And what software?
I don’t like to use too many apps. But ones I like right now are: Cloudmagic for simple e-mail; Evernote for storing just about everything; Redbooth for organizing my team; Stickies for what I need to do today: and f.lux to adjust the screen on my laptop according to the time of day.
What is your ideal work environment?
I do my best work at great coffeeshops. One of my favorites is Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco. There you will find superb espresso, choice music on a real sound system, and lots of light and fresh air. But if that is too long of a trip, Gee Coffee in OCT Loft is good in Shenzhen, so is the Coffee Academics in Hong Kong.
Where does your work inspiration come from?
I can take inspiration from just about anything. I love cities that integrate natural beauty; Tokyo is a great example.
Recommend a useful tool for daily life.
Each evening write down on a notecard three things that if completed will leave you feeling satisfied at the end of the next day. Each morning start with the easiest and finish with the hardest. Get them done by 11 am. Do this daily and you’ll live a happier life.