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The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to write.<p>There are a few answers to that.<p>I took book leave in May 2014 and I turned in my first draft in the middle of August 2014.<p>So you could say four months.<p>But I signed my book contract in September 2013, so maybe the answer is a …

Productivity

7 Reading Hacks To Improve Your Literary Skills

When we think of “hacks,” many of us think of tricks to make a task quicker and easier than we’d previously believed possible. And of course, people have been trying to “hack” reading for decades, whether through speed-reading courses or apps or … well, Cliff’s Notes. The temptation of …

Productivity

20 Ways to Become a More Productive Writer

<b>Prepare your mind and body.</b> Your mind responds to how you take care of your body. Eat a good diet. Drink a lot of water. Exercise. Sleep enough. …

Trucos sobre cómo envolver regalos para Navidad de manera original

DESCONECTA, 16 Dic.<p>La <b>Navidad</b> está a la vuelta de la esquina y con ella llega la época del año en que más ocasiones tenemos de <b>hacer un regalo</b>. La …

How to Change Your Name and Keep Your Professional Identity

The hallmark of the digital era is the past you can never erase: middle school friends can find you in an instant on Facebook, and legions of young professionals have sweated over which college photos the HR department might stumble across. But if you decide to change your name – often due to …

Need to Change? Keep a Diary

Jean-Claude, the French manager appointed by the Western investor to head the sales team of a joint venture in Romania, was experiencing resistance from the sales managers reporting to him. Results were below target and Jean-Claude put the blame squarely on the sales force.<p>The board asked me to …

The 30 best closing lines in films

The First Step to Being Powerful

“I am such a big failure. I can’t believe that I’ve made this mistake and it’s cost me months and months of time. I might never recover…What an idiot to not see that one coming.” On and on, he went. In distress, my colleague was clearly suffering because of a recent fiasco.<p>Seeking counsel, he had …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?<p>If you’re like most micromanagers, you …

What Economists Know That Managers Don’t (and Vice Versa)

Why did Jean Tirole win the Nobel Prize in Economics? Not for the highly-regarded work on competition between small numbers of firms with which his career began more than thirty years ago but for more recent work on how carefully structured regulation can improve performance relative to unbridled …

How to Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns

If you're wondering about the monetary value of your company's Twitter and Instagram efforts, you might be missing the point of them.<p>"What is the ROI of your mother?" It's a question that marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk is famous for asking, in defense of social media marketing efforts. To be fair, …

Nine Strategies for Cultivating a Mindset of Financial Independence

As I’ve stated many times, Sarah and I have a central goal of financial independence at the earliest possible age. Financial independence, to us, …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

Hazelnut Maple Cookies With Orange Zest From 'Ovenly'

Beginning with a base of ground hazelnuts, these cookies get an extra dose of sweetness from a tablespoon of dark maple syrup, as well as a generous roll in maple sugar. It's an <i>Ovenly</i> version of a similar Italian biscotto, where pistachios are ground and bound with egg whites, sugar and lemon zest. …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers, Penned in a Letter to His Lover and Muse

More than a century before Elmore Leonard’s ten rules of writing inspired similar sets of commandments by Neil Gaiman, Zadie Smith, and Margaret Atwood, one of humanity’s greatest minds did precisely that. Between August 8 and August 24 of 1882, <b>Friedrich Nietzsche</b> set down ten stylistic rules of …

A Speech Is Not an Essay

Reading an essay to an audience can bore them to tears. I recently attended a conference where a brilliant man was speaking on a topic about which he was one of the world’s experts. Unfortunately, what he delivered was not a speech but an essay. This renowned academic had mastered the written form …

Google Classroom ya está disponible en Colombia

En mayo de este año Google presentó su nuevo servicio llamado Classroom, una herramienta que busca dar apoyo al sector educativo al “dar más tiempo a …