Zvi Band Coder & Founder. Co-Founder & CEO of Contactually. Organizer of DC Tech Meetup & ProudlyMadeInDC. Always in search of the best breakfast burrito.
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Moments of Clarity

I yearn for moments of clarity. Those rare times where you put the rest of the world on pause, take a step back, and think about what you’re doing, what actually matters, and where you should go from here. Those times are rare, almost non-existent for me. With the phone ringing, the inbox never empty, and a million things to do, I’ve never given myself a chance to take a step back. In...

AwayFind Launches

The biggest source of inspiration for me in my entrepreneurial dreams is seeing people who I know personally succeed in building something from the ground up. Last week, Jared launched AwayFind, which aims to curb distraction from e-mail by offering senders a way of getting in touch with you rapidly, thereby lessening the mental need to check e-mail constantly. I think it’s a great idea...

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

There have been many studies and articles about the changes in the human mind due to the Internet. The Atlantic has a particularly powerful one. Even as I was reading it, I constantly found myself switching around to email, twitter, facebook, google reader, etc. I’ve been noticing for a while that, since graduating from college where I had to memorize programming languages, I learn less and...

Work/Life Balance

My first job out of college was working for a major consulting company. As is common in large companies, corporate principles and values are conveyed through long-thought out materials… standardized presentations, decks, and emails. One of the values that was always conveyed to me was creating and maintaining a standard work-life balance. At that point in time, I couldn’t understand what that...

On Charging Clients

In Israel, I often get around by taxi, if a bus isn’t convenient. Many fear the public transportation system, because of past history of bus bombings, and avoid it altogether. You have two choices when you climb in an Israeli taxi. You can have them use the meter, or you can negotiate a price. Negotiate a price for a cab ride? There is no such thing as a set price in Israel, or the ME in...

On Productivity

Having such lofty goals, and so little time to do it, maximizing my productivity is crucial. Every minute has to be devoted to doing something useful, and I have to ensure I have the mindset and the motivation to do it. You could spend hours on Lifehacker and similar sites, reading other people’s productivity secrets (including celebrities), but it takes time to discover and tweak what...

Zvi Band Coder & Founder. Co-Founder & CEO of Contactually. Organizer of DC Tech Meetup & ProudlyMadeInDC. Always in search of the best breakfast burrito.

Zvi Band

Founder of Contactually.
I'm also passionate about growing the DC startup community, and I've founded Proudly Made in DC and the DC Tech Meetup.