One of the best things about writing for BigFatPurse is that it gives me an excuse to reach out to interesting people. Over the years we have chatted with Lionel, Eric, HooiLing, Xeo amongst many others. It is a great way to make new friends.

I have been following blogger Adrian Tan for a while now. Instead of my usual diet of personal finance and investing, Adrian writes about entrepreneurship, productivity, recruitment and parenting on his blog. I am a parent and an entrepreneur who is constantly trying to be more productive. Out of four genres, we have three in common (with me being a parent, an entrepreneur and also always trying to hack my life to be more productive). I figured he would be an interesting chap to chat with.

And so I emailed him out of the blue. We met up and chatted. As with …