Ep 15: Calendars, Scheduling, and Time – A Conversation with Liam Rose on a Better Way
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Someday, I might say I knew Liam Rose, CEO and Founder Catalina Seven maker of Horus when he was just starting. Join me in a fantastic discussion on calendaring and time management.
What are you building? What problem are you solving? You should really be able to schedule your time in one tool if you’re going to make decisions if you’re going to look at your life. It really doesn’t make sense that you should need, four to up to 10 tools. Now, that sounds crazy.
Where did the idea come from? A road trip; When I came back, I was overbooked. I had no idea where I was spending my time.
Where did the product name “HORUS” come from? Horology is the study of time. HORUS stands for the five-time categories health, occupation, responsibility, unique and social.
HORUS has a unique “spiral” design, where did that come from? During that road trip, I realized time is just keeps on going forever; some things closer, others further; and it’s like a spiral to a nautilus shell. The biggest part is the opening, then further you go into the spiral is further ahead into the future. But very importantly, spiral shows time continuously, it’s not chopped up into these little pieces.
Where are you in the release process? We have a closed Beta.
What have you learned about scheduling and time? Liam reveals a ton here so make sure to listen to the whole episode, but in short; your schedule is like a skeleton; with the routines and how you manage that can affect everything else in your life.
What was a surprise about building a startup? We’re not unique, but when we experienced the lack of structure; we added structure; so, we make lots of little changes and keep checking to make sure we validate everything.
- Focus on where you can actually be uniquely brilliant.
- Have a set of rules and guiding principles before you ever think you need them
- If time is a currency, how can we help people save it.
- Being a founder is more about how much pain you can take versus what you can actually go out and do. The really key piece – the founder has the vision. Holding on to the vision keeps you going.
About the Guest:
Liam Rose | Founder of Catalina Seven Ventures | Creator of HORUS Life Schedule
Liam Rose lives in Orange County, California where he serves as the CEO of Catalina Seven Ventures, a software startup he founded in 2019. C7V creates new ways to look at life.
Its first product, HORUS Life Schedule, is a social network of time that goes beyond the “what” and “when” of any other schedule to show who you are through your unique balance of time. HORUS enables you to visualize your whole life in one place so you can see everything while controlling who can see what on your schedule. HORUS stands for the five-event categories: Health, Occupation, Responsibility, Unique, & Social.
Liam studied finance and management at the University of Richmond; he is a graduate of the Robins School of Business, from which he received his degree in Entrepreneurship Management. In his free time, he enjoys going on long walks and cooking elaborate meals for his friends.
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Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He focuses on helping technical founders unlock their pragmatic dreamer and develop their business skills and social capital. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.
Philip, can be found camping, hiking, or playing billiards with friends; and he loves a good ‘international’ potluck.
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