Jon Gilbert

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3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It)

According to this study of 482 executives, professionals, and managers, they are working an average day of 13.5 hours and blaming YOU! Here's why...<p>An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in …

Employment

New And Creative Ways To Show Off Your Succulents

Now that you've found all kinds of odd yet beautiful succulent houseplants for your home you'll need to find new ways to display them, since there's …

Houseplants

The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

Productivity

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

14 Free Tools Every Solopreneur Needs

These apps and digital tools help reduce the time a solopreneur has to spend on mundane tasks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are in a class by themselves. Given all the typical pressure of an entrepreneur that they're under, and the fact that …

Small Business

Accounting Basics: 4 Financial Ratios You Need to Know

Banks and investors will typically use financial ratios to measure the performance of your business. They may also be used to gain insight on a company's financial statements. Regardless if you're a finance whiz, it's always best to fully understand the financial state of your business. Use these 5 …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

6 Important Skills and Tools to Help You Stay on Top of Your Game as a Project Manager

If you are already in the project management niche and you have that kind of personality, you are always looking for ways to improve yourself, your …

Project Management

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

Nest will begin curating its Works With Nest products online

Home automation producer Nest wants to make things easier for you when it comes to building your connected home. That's why it will soon curate select items that work with your Nest products so you can buy them directly from its online storefront.<p>Works with Nest products run the gamut from LIFX …

Home Automation

Six Steps for Setting Business Goals

Setting business goals within an organization is common practice, shared globally by all businesses. Executives set business goals that help increase …

8 Best Moves To Target Arm Fat For Women Over 40

One of the unfair aspects of aging is your muscles tend to turn to noodles. Plus, the hormone changes waiting for you in perimenopause and menopause will encourage your body to pack on pounds. That's why strength training is so crucial for women over 40. You can minimize or even banish the …

11 Amazing Lessons for Success From an Entrepreneur Who Hit It Big at 36

Bryan Johnson founded payment company Braintree and sold it to eBay for $800 million. Here's his advice.<p>At 21, newly back from working with the poor in Ecuador, Bryan Johnson had already decided to become an entrepreneur and not an employee. His goal was to retire young with enough money to make …

Entrepreneurship

Make a Savings Plan for the Rest of the Year

It's time to talk money #goals.<p>This is the Day 29 challenge in the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more …

Personal Finance

The Difference Between Business Failure and Success

Before I sold my first two businesses I failed in my first few. For a period of 4 years I worked 16 hours a day, 7 days week going from one business failure to another.<p>When I look back at my career, there are a number of things that have contributed to both my success and failure, one of those is …

These Senior-Year Missteps Could Cost You Your College Acceptance

It's relatively uncommon but you can be "un-admitted."<p>You’ve picked your future alma mater and sent in your commitment to enroll. Decision made, …

College & University

This sleek porch light can also alert you to intruders (pictures)

The Terrible Question Too Many Employers Ask Job Candidates

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Disruptive 'Ransomware' Hackers Have a Savvy Business Plan

The hackers behind recent high-profile ransomware attacks on U.S. hospitals are using business methods that might be familiar to some Silicon Valley start-ups.<p>Cybercriminal gangs are attacking large markets with rich customers. They offer a product with a clear value proposition (giving you back …

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

The 1 Question You Must Answer if You Want to Succeed

Ask the right question that will lead you to success. You'll be surprised how many entrepreneurs get this wrong.<p>Many entrepreneurs start a business asking the wrong questions:<p>"How will I create this product efficiently?"<p>"How can I sell as many of this product as possible?"<p>"How can I make profit …

Business Strategy

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Water is important to your good health. Find out what can happen when you drink more …

Yoga Has Some Major Bone-Boosting Benefits

Just twelve minutes of yoga poses can put you on your way to better bone health, according to a new study<p>We know yoga is a savior for your stress …

Research

Sneaky Office Yoga: When Company Culture Doesn't Have Space

<b>"But where will we do yoga in the office? We have no space!"</b><p>An article I wrote a while back about the best places to do yoga in your office addressed the issue of space and office yoga. However, space issues continue to be the most common question people bring up about yoga and meditation in the …