The Time Lords Manifesto

The ultimate promise of technology was that we’d be able to reclaim our time. Economist John Maynard Keynes even suggested that we’d only need to work about 15 hours per week and as a result, we’d be able to spend more time on things like creativity, innovation, and problem-solving, even leisure. I don’t know what…
Future of Work, Productivity, Time Lords

How the 2018 election affected your workweek

Blue wave? Red wall? We’ll leave the political analysis of the 2018 midterms results to the pundits. We’re interested in how the 2018 election affected your workweek. More specifically, what happened to meetings scheduled on Election Day and the day after?  Following the 2016 election, we reported a substantial dip in meetings scheduled. With what…
Data, Meeting Scheduling, Productivity

Stop scheduling meetings that conflict with your favorite sports

As we know, “scheduling nirvana” means more than saving time scheduling meetings, it also means being able to block certain times when you don’t want any scheduling conflicts. This is particularly true for sports fanatics, especially when their favorite teams or events are occuring during the confines of their scheduling hours. One of our Time…
Meeting Scheduling

An Inside Look at Scheduling Nirvana

You may have heard us use the term “scheduling nirvana” before. Perhaps you’ve dismissed it as nothing more than a sexy marketing term. It’s a lot more than that. We define scheduling nirvana as the hyper efficiency a company experiences when they make a wall-to-wall investment in our scheduling software. Exactly how profound the effect…
Uncategorized

How to think about intangible ROI for x.ai

A couple months ago, we overviewed how we calculate the tangible business ROI for our AI scheduling assistants. We still recommend ensuring any AI investment you make is grounded in providing empirical business value. However, that doesn’t mean all the rewards you’ll reap from such an investment are easily measured, or will occur in the…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work

x.ai wins CogX best AI product award

If you’ve ever been curious what I might look like accepting an award, please indulge in the epicness of my victory pose below. Sure, I got a little excited, and perhaps I had one too many Red Bulls to counteract the jet lag, but you gotta lean into your wins as an entrepreneur! However, Amy…
Artificial Intelligence

x.ai can now check coworker availability

If you’re using our AI scheduling assistants Amy + Andrew in your workplace, but your coworkers aren’t, there’s a new way to help everyone schedule faster—sign up for Team or Enterprise edition! Even if (for some unfathomable reason) your coworkers don’t want to sign up for access to Amy themselves, as long as your organization…
Calendar, Meeting Scheduling, Product Updates

Time Lord’s Manual: Ticker Tracking

The Time Lords Manual is a series of 1-minute reads on how to become a master of your time. (You can read the Time Lords Manifesto here). Keeping track of how you fill your day is one of the easiest ways to identify and cut down on wasted time. This theory, which we call Ticker…
Data, Time Lords