Life hacker and productivity ninja Martijn Aslander to dazzle HR Indaba attendees

Martijn will explain how to achieve more with less time and fewer resources.

Martijn Aslander describes himself as an author, a public speaker and a boardroom sparring partner, but he is commonly known as a life hacker.  Having been able to run a company with 60 employees from the back of a classroom at the age of 17, Martijn had two companies by the time he was 21. He has mastered the art of productivity and he will be sharing lessons on how to do more with less at the inaugural HR Indaba, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 3 & 4 October.

Martijn will give attendees a life hacker's guide to boost their personal development. He will elaborate on the importance of social capital to get access to knowledge, explain and demonstrate why the lack of focus on digital skills is one of the worst things a professional can do, and why reading books is key to becoming successful. He will explain the Trinity of Dynamics model in which he will explain the connection between people, information and ideas. 

“Lifehacking means accomplishing more in less time, with less stress, at lower cost with the use of simple digital tools,” says Martijn. 

“I go through 400 emails and monitor 900 websites every day, even though I spend most of my day attending meetings and am at my computer for an hour at most. The secret is in how you filter all this information,” he said, before demonstrating how he uses voice commands to respond to emails. This is the essence of his lifehacking philosophy:

After studying the dynamics of the knowledge economy for 15 years Martijn came up with a remarkable insight – that all the organisational structures have their origins in an age where people worked with their hands instead of their heads. And that's bad news from an HR perspective as it leads to more risk, less production, higher costs and higher rates of burnout cases. 

If for no other reason, attendees should come to the HR Indaba to learn how to become more productive and achieve their own goals using the limited resources at their disposal.