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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

How to Take Photos with the VSCO Cam App

Mobile phone photography has come a long way in just a few years, and there are now more app choices than ever to help you take the best photos …

Mobile Photography

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

How to Make a Great First Impression With Customers

Before heading into a sales meeting, read these tips.<p>Being able to close sales is the most important task for any business. Revenue is what will move your company away from relying on investors, and to get there you've got to be able to sell your product. While lead generation is important, there's …

Customers

Ralph Lauren is making a tech-infused polo shirt

US Open ball boys will be sporting the latest in wearable tech starting this Monday, according to the <i>NYT</i>: Ralph Lauren's "Polo Tech" shirts. Of course, nearly everything the company makes is a "wearable," but these particular shirts contain conductive silver threads and other sensors designed to …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Remembrance Day

The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As people are trying to navigate away from the “corporate jungle” towards the land of supposed “entrepreneurial utopia,” a lot of misconceptions arise. Perhaps this has to do with the media, advice they have received or what is heard …

Entrepreneurship

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

Two Stanford Professors Have A Fascinating Theory Of Why Businesses Succeed

The construction and home improvement giant had just announced it would shutter seven big-box outlets in China — the last of the 12 stores it had acquired six years earlier. The company would take an after-tax charge of $160 million and 850 people would lose their jobs.<p>Yet as Home Depot was closing …

Michael Alter: How to Market an Unsexy Business | Inc.com

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IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic …

Founder’s blues - The dark side

Special report<p>The dark sideFounder’s blues<p>A YEAR AGO Jody Sherman shot himself. His online shop, Ecomom, which sold eco-friendly and health products …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

RT @eurocrat: And here is a map comparing civil servants as % of office workforce across Europe https://t.co/9ByEPawrpn

UK civil servants offered ‘resilience training’ to toughen up | Financial Times

Whitehall’s high fliers are being offered “resilience training” within leadership programmes as they cope with steep job losses and increasing …

Death by PowerPoint

A sneak peek at The First Mile -- my next book -- dropping in May 2014. Nice work on the cover @HarvardBiz! http://t.co/33B7SgG3Gr

The 80/20 Rule of Sales: How to Find Your Best Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is an old business adage: About 20 percent of your customers produce 80 percent of your sales. In my book <i>80/20 Sales & Marketing</i>, I argue that this 80/20 principle also applies to time management, search engine marketing and far …

Customers