Location: Cape Town, South Africa / Portland, Oregon Age: 50 Bio: Grant is the founding editor of Real Leaders ( Real-Leaders.com), the world's first sustainable business and leadership magazine that promotes better business for a better planet. He's also a best-selling author and designer.
Skype: I interview celebrities and business leaders around the world, and seeing each other makes a big difference to the quality of the discussion. CityMaps2Go Pro Offline Map: This amazing app has helped me find my way around new cities and countries. I preload my meetings and events on the map and use offline GPS to walk, drive, or run to my next appointment. Uber: Uber is perfect for getting from the airport to your hotel in a foreign country, and it's a much better option than renting a car and trying to find your own way around. Uber drivers sometimes have great stories and give you an instant sense of the local culture. Voice Memos: When I conduct Skype interviews or come across someone intriguing on the go, I record them using the built-in Voice Memos app to focus on the discussion and get the transcription done later. Eye contact is important in an interview; you don't want to scribble on a notepad for 30 minutes. Google Analytics: Our website is a key part of our magazine strategy and I like to use Google Analytics to keep an eye on who's reading what, in which country, and which stories are most popular. I've watched the entire Northeastern US light up on our opioid addiction story—stats can tell a story too. Google Translate: With the help of this app, I once had a whole conversation with an Italian nun in a monastery in Rome—despite not knowing Italian! Also, this app is good for translating road and subway signs. PromptSmart Pro: Shuffling papers during a speech is so ‘90s. I use this voice-activated teleprompter app to automatically scroll through my speech while addressing an audience. It pauses when you stop speaking and starts again when you talk. It's brilliant for creating a natural-sounding presentation without any finger-scrolling distractions.