Nicole Smith’s Favourite App, Podcast and Travel Tools

We talk to Nicole Smith, CEO of Flytographer about her favourite products.

What’s your favourite app and why?

Slack. It allows me to stay in touch with my team and communicate quickly wherever I am. We also have a lot of integrations set up, so it pulls in critical business data (like real-time bookings) to view at a glance. It’s also really fun with gifs, emojis, etc. that add a playful element to a crazy-busy day.

What’s your favourite podcast?

How I Built This on NPR. In this podcast, Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists and the companies or movements they built.

When travelling for business, what must-haves do you carry in your bag and why?

Navy pashmina (blanket, pillow, extra layer if it gets cold on the plane); iPhone, portable charger and headphones (because I listen to a lot of podcasts on planes and make a lot of notes in the Notes app, as flying is a great time for thinking, brainstorming and mapping out plans). Good book, S’well bottle, nuts, Kind bar, mints, Wet Wipes, a pen. I only ever carry-on, so I pack very efficiently, wear a lot of black and do laundry as I go.

This article is from the February/March 2019 issue of Douglas.