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 is the Founder and Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is considered to be one of the top thought leaders in the productivity industry and he has been featured in Fast Company, Inc.com, Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Globe & Mail. On a day-to-day basis, he is responsible for executing the company’s mission and helping people become more 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 read non-fiction books.
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.
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 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.
Brooks has a dual role at Asian Efficiency — he creates tutorials for Asian Efficiency readers, and he manages our systems and operations. Commonly known on the Internet as “Mr. Paperless”, Brooks has a passion for helping people be more productive with technology and translating technical topics into friendly English.
Brooks lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and 2 boys. When he’s not standing in the rain watching his kids play soccer he is… no, that’s pretty much what he does every day.
More about the AE Team
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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.
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