How professionals work. Vladimir Kanin, Founder and CEO of Pay-Me Mobile Acquiring Service

    The column “How Professionals Work” once again introduces readers of Megamind to high-class specialists of domestic information technologies.

    Today, focus is on Vladimir Kanin, founder and CEO of Pay-Me , a mobile acquiring service. Vladimir has more than 10 years of entrepreneurial experience, he is also engaged in investments in innovative business.

    Current location:
    Started to answer questions in Spain, finished - in Moscow.

    Current place of work: Pay-Me
    mobile acquiring service One word that best describes how you work: “Plow” or “dig” How many hours do you work per day? 12 to 14

    Current mobile device:
    iPhone 6 and Nokia Lumia 630

    Current computer:
    Apple Macbook Air

    Without which applications, programs, utilities you can not live?
    • Pocket
    • Shazam
    • Taxi applications (Uber et al.)
    • Instant messengers

    What kind of life hack helps you save time?
    Bookmarks of interesting articles to save in Pocket and read later on the plane or at the weekend

    What kind of to-do manager do you use?
    • Notepad moleskine
    • ICal Calendar
    • Bitrix24

    What do you listen to when you work?
    Digitally Imported is a group of Internet radio stations of various genres.

    What are you reading now?
    “Sail School in Questions and Answers”

    Which book of the last read was the most memorable?
    “Poorly Made in China” by Paul Midler (Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game);
    “Open business models” by Henry Chesbrough.

    Do you use electronic readers or prefer paper books?
    I really like paper, but I use electronic more (especially when traveling).

    How much time do you sleep?
    From 4 to 6 hours on weekdays, 8 hours (sometimes 10) - on the weekend

    Are you an owl or an early bird?
    Depends on the season, weather and current activities.

    How do you have breakfast?
    Porridge or scrambled eggs, yogurt, orange juice and coffee

    How do you spend time on the way to / from work?
    I read news and mail or speak on the phone.

    What advice that you have ever been given can you pass on to others?
    So far, there remains at least the slightest hint of success - do not give up and do everything possible to achieve a result

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