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Six Best Leadership Books You Should Read this Summer

“What books are you reading this summer?” “Can you recommend some of your favorites?” I get these questions a LOT! If you want to the definitive list …

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now

These are the books you're likely to spot everyone reading this summer, according to Amazon.<p>The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really …

Self-improvement

Fully Wired: 30 Best Coffee Shops In America

Coffee houses are more than just a place to get a jolt of caffeine and a bagel on the go. They’re a public meeting place. Since before the founding …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger That Will Make You Smarter

That quote kickstarted my own reading habits and helps me regularly read over 100 books a year.<p>Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of …

Bill Gates

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because …

Happiness

The best time of day to do different types of tasks

If you're like most people, early afternoon isn't your most effective time to work — and there's a scientific reason for it.<p>This lull in productivity is actually dictated by your body's natural circadian clock, which syncs your biology and behavior to light signals in your environment. This …

How to properly clean your coffee grinder

Just like your coffee maker, the machine you use to grind the beans for your morning cup needs regular maintenance. Oils and particles cling to every nook and cranny inside, eventually leading to decreased performance -- unless you take just a few minutes to clean it out every so often.<p>Here's how …

Coffee

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

Time Management

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Motivation

Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

Organize Anything with Visual Task Management

Has busy turned into forgetful? Even for the most organized people, tracking changes and keeping up with a project’s status can become …

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Self-improvement

How to supercharge your iPhone apps like a pro

From calendar to email, here’s what to replace the iOS defaults with to work better, harder and hopefully less<p>Face it: the best thing about iOS is the App Store. The iPhone has come a long way since version one, but the ability to add to the fifteen built-in apps has been the biggest …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It's hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

Get More Done by Pretending You’re Going on Vacation

Remember: done is better than perfect.<p>Have you ever noticed that you’re super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a …

Time Management

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

Twelve years ago, I tried to drive a stake into the heart of the personality-testing industry. Personality tests are neither valid nor reliable, I argued, and we should stop using them — especially for making decisions that affect the course of people's lives, like workplace hiring and …

Getting Started

2<p>Call landlord<br>• Plan vacation<br>• Task List Item<br>• Task List Item<br>• Dinner with FM next month<br>• Take in laundry<br>• The dress is blue and black<br>• The gym is closed …

The Analog System for the Digital Age

Bullet Journaling lives at the intersection between mindfulness and productivity. A system that adapts to your life every single day.

7 Benefits of Bullet Journaling

I love a good planner. There’s just something about the physical act of writing that helps me remember things more clearly, whether it’s something I …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

How Myers Briggs Predicts Your Entrepreneurial Calling

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have very distinct personality traits. They are confident, driven and intelligent. Generally speaking, they’re also an honest and deeply passionate breed of humans, so much so that other people think they’re a …

Myers-Briggs

Dimensions of Personality Types and Ideal Careers For Each

Looking for a job? There’s no doubt to the fact you will want to work with a company that appreciates you for who you are.<p>Well, good news. The labor …

Career Development

The best jobs for every personality type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades.<p>Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it in an attempt to get employees into the right roles and help teams …

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

Time Management

April 14, 2016 - Next Action Associates

Productivity

The Real Reason People Are Unproductive Isn't What You Think

Trust me, you do this too.<p>We are always looking for new ways to be productive. But why is it that we aren't productive in the first place?<p>People tend to chalk it up to the following:<p>Distracting environment Not enough sleep (or not enough coffee) Too many "priorities" Poor time management Etc.<p>The …

Time Management

7 reasons to switch to Google Inbox

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