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The Entire History of Steel

From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world's greatest alloy.<p>The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars.<p>Billions of years before humans walked the …

Remembrance Day

Industrial IoT all set to turbocharge lean manufacturing

Companies in the manufacturing sector for years have been striving for lean production or processes to create more efficient operations. One of the latest trends in technology, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), could give lean efforts a major boost.<p>Lean manufacturing, a systematic …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity

Get the most out of your days with these 8 scheduling hacks.<p>Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to …

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

How Single-Tasking Can Make You More Productive Daily

Multi-tasking is so last year, it's all about single-tasking now.<p>When it comes to business, many people rave about multi-tasking. It seems to make sense--everyone has so many things to do (and is so stuck for time) that doing several things at once works.<p>But over time, I've realized that when I …

Time Management

How to Master the Art of Listening

Listening is the unsung hero of communication. We love to praise great orators and recite lines from famous speeches, and rightly so. Words are …

Public Speaking

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use.<p>Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called …

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

7 Bad Habits of Unoriginal Workplaces

Sometimes, leaders may be unintentionally harming rather than helping.<p>In today's organizations, creativity is the name of the game. Employees want a workplace that enables and promotes their creativity and employers want creative employees. While creativity is partly an employee mindset, it is also …

Can you tell your Bottleneck from your Inventory?

On the shop floor it is common wisdom to find the bottleneck based on the inventory. If the buffer is full, the bottleneck is downstream. If the …

Deep Learning

15 Ways to Be a Bad Leader

Congrats, you’re a bad leader. Chances are you don’t know it, of course. You probably think that in your cocooned world you have what it takes, that …

Bill Gates

The Do’s and Don’ts of Measuring Employee Productivity in the Knowledge Economy

How can we measure and improve employee productivity? It’s a daunting question that all managers face. But that wasn’t always the case…We can thank a …

Management

The 18 Best Free Project Management Apps

Projects can quickly take on a life of their own, spiraling out of budget and taking far more time than planned. Project management software can …

Project Management

3 Reasons Why Email is Dead

We’ve said it before: the days when email was the primary tool for completing collaborative projects is over. Email’s rise to primacy as a project …

Project Management

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

Time Management

Don't Overlook Standard Operating Procedures: Use These Apps to Put Them in Place

<i>Synergy. Downsizing. Mindshare.</i> You just rolled your eyes, didn't you?<p>There are few things more obnoxious than business buzzwords. And <i>Standard</i> …

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

<b>Bottom line:</b> Every manufacturer has the potential to integrate machine learning into their operations and become more competitive by gaining predictive insights into production.<p>Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. From striving to keep …

Machine Learning

Meeting Management With Mind Maps

Meetings are a vital part of business, but they take up a lot of time, and too often the results of those hours of discussions and brainstormings …

Productivity

The Principles of Quantum Team Management

Instagram Head of Engineering James Everingham walks us through a different approach to management, drawing on science and machine-building. <br>Continue …

7 Creative Ways to Use the Power of Google Drive with Evernote

It’s time to bury the hatchet. Evernote and Google Drive just shook hands over a peace pipe. Alex Vogenthaler, Group Product Manager for Google Drive …

Using Google Calendar, Keep and Inbox instead of Todoist

How GM Is Saving Serious Weight in Its Vehicles Now—and in the Future

Mention “lightweight design,” and supercar specialists Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche probably top your hit parade. General Motors, if you think of them at all, surely lives down this list. But now that every maker is striving to satisfy future fuel-economy obligations, GM is emerging as a leader of …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

Success

Inside the shape-shifting VR factory of manufacturing’s future

PLANES, trains, automobiles? Not quite yet: Factory 2050 in Sheffield, UK, isn’t building anything you can buy. Instead, the brains behind the …

Honda and GM to Build Joint Fuel Cell Plant

Companies hope to begin production by 2025<p>It’s no secret that introducing a new technology is a costly endeavor, and that’s why Honda Motor Co. and General Motors have decided to join forces to manufacture hydrogen fuel cells. Though the two automakers have been working together on this technology …

Three Dimensions Are Not Enough to Fabricate Products

Over the past two decades, the 3D printing industry made its way to become the best choice for fast prototype production also known as rapid …

Manufacturing

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

Productivity