Back it up


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If you’re a tech company, backing up your code should happen automatically, daily, hourly, or whatever your levels of paranoia dictate. But as CEO you should also be backing up everything you do. Dropbox, Google Drive, and the like, do this for you automatically, so you shouldn’t be worrying.

A colleague of mine keeps all his files on his desktop. When the desktop becomes full, he creates a new folder, say Desktop 5, and moves all the files in there. Then he starts again filling up the newly cleaned desktop. Nightmare! No backups. No structure. And when his laptop was stolen, no way to recover two years’ work. It only he’d backed it up!

Live inside your Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive folders. Lose nothing.