Steve Catlin

My Favorite Tech

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Steve Catlin is general manager for Wisconsin at ParqEx, which has an office in Milwaukee co-working space Ward4. Chicago-based ParqEx was established in 2014 and has expanded to 12 locations in nine cities. The company, a gener8tor graduate, provides a digital platform for people to rent out their private parking spaces. Here are a few of Catlin’s go-to technology tools:

A notebook

“No. 1 on my list has to be my trusty notebook. It isn’t an advanced technology, but regardless, it’s indispensable. The product (of course) never runs out of battery and will even survive several drops in a lake. At meetings, my notebook helps keep my computer and phone out of sight. I’m present in the conversation, I have my pre-meeting reminders available, and I can record notes.” 

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“I’m a big fan of the Headspace app. My meditation practice has been a game changer. Training my mind helps me perform better. The more I meditate, the more time seems to slow down in everyday life, but I can still operate at full speed. I make fewer mistakes and I get more done. That’s definitely a competitive advantage.”  


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“LinkedIn is an essential tool for me. My business grows on relationships, and a warm introduction is the best way to get contact with a prospective client. It’s so useful to know who is connected to someone I need to meet.”  


“Finally, I really value my Kindle. I love that it doesn’t take up much space and that I can easily switch between several books depending on what I need to learn at the moment.”

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