THE WEEKEND READ

How to finally get organized — and have fun doing it.

A whiteboard with multi-colored sticky notes in columns labeled "Pass," "Pass, cont.," "Considere" and "Recommend." An AI chat screen shows this exchange: "Hi, I'm Korgi AI. Ask me any question below." "Realistically, would a Southern woman in the 1800s have taken a weekend roadtrip from Mississippi to Maine?" "No, it would not have been realistic for a Southern woman in the 1800s to take a weekend road trip from Mississippi to Maine. There were no roads suitable for such a trip, and automibiles did not exist yet." A card is dragged from the "Pass, cont." to the "Consider" column, and its color is turned from pink to yellow.

Last year, I finally merged my LinkedIn accounts. When you’re an entertainment exec and producer, a multi-patented tech exec, and a cross-sector impact and inclusion strategist, you tend to have a lot of different profiles, speaker bios, and frankly, answers to the question, “So, what do you do?”

In all my roles, I’ve focused on three main things. First, I love to solve problems. Give me a script that doesn’t work, a team that’s overwhelmed, or an entire industry paradigm that needs to be shifted, and I’m all the way in. Second, I love helping people get where they’re trying to go and drawing on my experience to get them there. And third, I love using tech to accelerate the first two.

I love helping people get where they’re trying to go and drawing on my experience to get them there.

Let me confess that again. I love tech. Like “no off switch”-level nerdiness. Off to a reunion getaway with friends? Here’s a “Girls’ Trip” app! Sitter staying with my dog Peace? Order food and snap puppy pics with “The Pizza Pie Production Guide.” Hey, what if I turned my text-heavy resume into a more user-friendly Tumblr board? Even my HR talent recruitment app is unabashedly sexy. Okay, maybe only to me.

I don’t just love tech for tech’s sake; it solves problems and creates possibilities for people and issues I care about. Ten years ago, I launched the Hollywood Diversity Network, then expanded it into one of entertainment’s biggest talent databases as an exec, then bundled it with training and events to get working creatives connected and hired. From hacking Slack and Asana into “Slacksana,” to releasing a Gen Z voting app when a young friend in Congress got redistricted, my go-to combo is: centralize all necessary assets into one beautiful space, then add clear steps on how to get the thing done.

My go-to combo is: centralize all necessary assets into one beautiful space, then add clear steps on how to get the thing done.

Just over a year ago, I built the bones of a new app to pull my prior work together. Our AMAZING team grew, our testers dove in, and Korgi was born. Why? Look around yourself right now. How many devices are you using? How many apps and tabs do you jump between all day, trying to find and finish things? Now imagine managing your whole day, no matter your industry or goal, from a single digital project board, with all the steps, resources and tools you need to succeed. 

Korgi is your sticky notes, but super-powered. Your corkboard, but bada**. Create and connect docs, events and links in one click; drag and drop, color code, and archive cards as you go, and export boards into new documents. All integrated with and saved to your Google Workspace, with Korgi AI and pre-built boards to guide you. So you can start in 5 minutes — leaving more time to turn your to dos into “ta dahs!”

Korgi is your sticky notes, but super-powered. Your corkboard, but bada**.

So…what is it I do? As of Google’s latest email approving our web app, I’m founder of the newly live Korgi. Join the list now for our online launch party, with demos and prizes, Sat., Feb. 10, at 10am Pacific, and sign up for our free trial (no card required) for an awesome launch discount!

— DMA Anderson, Founder, Korgi

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DMA is a veteran entertainment and tech executive and strategic consultant. She is the author of Write It, Pitch It, Sell Your Screenplay and The Show Starter Reality TV Made Simple System, both taught in media programs nationwide. DMA is a career-long member of the Producers Guild, TV Academy and American Mensa and is the founder of Korgi, digital "superboards" with the templates, training and tools you (and your team) need to succeed.
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