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This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive

A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity.<p>Imagine you're tasked with updating the team on an important work issue that needs their buy-in. You've prepped and now you start delivering on all the points they need to hear. Sixty seconds into your polished presentation, your …

Digital Marketing

After Selling to Campbell's for $249 Million, He's Doing Things Differently With Startup No. 2

Neil Grimmer grew Plum Organics to $80 million in annual revenue before selling the venture for $249 million. The second time around, he's older, wiser, and doing a few things differently.<p>Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur.<p>Neil Grimmer, the CEO and founder of kids foodmaker Plum Organics, …

Selling

The Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Reveals His Perfect Morning Routine

Have you heard of Stephen Covey? He was an incredibly influential author, publishing the bestselling book <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> which …

5 science-backed ways to break your phone addiction

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? Ten minutes? Five minutes? <i>One minute?</i><p>Try six seconds.<p>In reality, 70 percent of office …

6 Things Every Mentor Should Do

As academic physicians, we do a lot of mentoring. Over the course of our careers, and through our formal research on mentoring within and outside of academia, we’ve found that good mentoring is discipline-agnostic. Whether you’re a mentor to a medical resident or marketing manager, the same …

Mentoring

10 Ways to Become a Better Version of Yourself

Your life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change.<p>If you're at one of those points where your career is a bit stuck in the doldrums, you may already be thinking that your professional life can use a boost.<p>The things that first come to mind are probably big in scope and challenging to …

Self-improvement

The one question to ask yourself the next time you’re facing a difficult problem

A lot of us have trouble dealing with conflict. But there’s an effective strategy for solving problems at work and at home. The only downside? It makes you sound a bit like a toddler on a road trip.<p>The secret to resolving conflict, as first outlined by former Toyota executive Taiichi Ohno, is to …

Hedge Funds

How To Be The Person Everyone Respects In 3 Simple Steps

My mentor always tells me that he respects me. You know when someone gives you a compliment, and it feels really weird? That’s how I feel when he …

Self-improvement

The World's 10 Top CEOs (They Lead in a Totally Unique Way)

A leadership philosophy that's been around for centuries is only practiced by a few wildly successful global leaders.<p>Over the last three decades, servant leadership has risen from a noble and ethical leadership ideology stuck in religious worldviews to the very principles of how the most successful …

Leadership

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15 of the Smartest Things You Can Do With $500 Right Now

These 15 tips for $500 could put you on a path to greater success.<p>If you have an extra $500 in savings, and you're wondering how to spend it wisely, …

25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post 25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago appeared first on iamwire.

13 Best Productivity Books To Take You From Slacker To Master

You have dreams. Maybe you’ve turned them into concrete goals. Maybe you’ve even broken those goals down into actionable steps. You do your best to …

Time Management

37 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Through Even the Toughest Day

Having a bad day? There's something you can do about that.<p>Having a bad day? Check out some of these super inspiring quotes to get you out of the dumps.<p>1. "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal; it's the courage to continue that counts." --<i>Mike Ditka</i><p>2. "Someday, everything will make …

Motivation

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Entrepreneurship Isn't Like An Action Movie -- Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know Going In

A startup isn't a smaller version of a big company, it's a search for a sustainable business model.<p>All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those …

Business Strategy

18 Science-Backed Sleep Tips to Make You More Productive (Infographic)

To boost your productivity and get you motivated, start with getting more sleep.<p>2 min read<p>Not getting enough sleep can directly impact your stress levels, productivity and mood. To be successful, it’s important that you’re getting a healthy amount of sleep every night.<p>From challenges at work to …

Sleep

15 Powerful Lao Tzu Quotes That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

5 Ways to Know Whether You Have the DNA of an Entrepreneur

Persistent people who seek creative freedom often crave entrepreneurship.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that in today’s society, being an entrepreneur makes you some sort of rockstar. The title itself has an appeal that makes anyone and everyone with …

Entrepreneurship

The guy behind the '4-hour workweek' thinks you should work for 4 hours at WeWork

Tim Ferriss made his name on productivity: how to get the most out of your workday, and your life, in just four hours. The Silicon Valley investor—in …

9 things your startup doesn’t need to reach $10 million in revenue

As an early stage entrepreneur, you’ll rarely be short of people offering their (often unsolicited) advice, and many of them will tell you that you can’t succeed as a startup without doing X, Y, and Z. Don’t listen to them. From my experience of bootstrapping a company to over $25 million ARR and …

Why Knowing Your “Why” Is Your Greatest Tool for Success

Wow, this is hard! Did I really sign up for this? I am about to throw in the towel! Are these the questions keeping you up at night as you push …

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Motivation

5 Habits That Help You Learn Faster

Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body, but we’ve likely all had times where it’s failed us when it comes to memory. How many …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think. So borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation …

Motivation

How to Increase Your Creativity Using 5 Simple Words

Here is a simple trick that will let you measure how creative you are and increase your creativity as an individual and as a boss. All you have to do is record yourself and watch for this.<p>It's simple. There are five three-letter words that creative people use more than anyone else. If you use these …

Creativity

15 Signs That You Are An Entrepreneur - OLBlog

What if you are a true entrepreneur? How do you know?<br>If you were asked to describe the basic qualities and traits inherent entrepreneurs, what words …

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016 | Updated on May 3, …

Why a Man You've Never Heard of Holds the Secret to Professional Success

Few know the full story behind a man named Edwin Barnes, but his tale holds the secret to success for every business professional on the planet.<p>In his book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill tells the story of a man named Edwin Barnes, who made up his mind that he was going to go into business …

Motivation