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Start a Business: 9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea While Keeping Your Full Time Job

Think you have a great idea for a new business, but want to make sure? Here's how -- without having to quit your full time job.<p>You want to start a business, but you're not sure your idea will work -- and you're definitely not ready to quit your full-time job and dive right in. Is it possible to …

Entrepreneurship

12 Top Apps for Architects on the Construction Site

We have previously published the best apps for architects, many of which try to boost creativity and productivity for project design. Now, we’ve put …

19 Stunning Cafes Across Ontario You'll Fall In Love With

<b>There is something about the idea of cafes and during the cold months that just works.</b> Walking along a snow frosted street towards your favourite …

How Companies That Design Offices For A Living Design Their Own Offices

Snøhetta, Perkins + Will, and NBBJ explain the design methodology of their offices.<p>Many companies can be forgiven for a lackluster office. Not Snøhetta, Perkins + Will, and NBBJ. These three architecture firms are specifically <i>known</i> for their office design work, among other things. From their use of …

OpenOffice

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

7 Reasons You Should Never Waste Your Sunday Morning

Relax, but be productive.<p>Ask any early riser why they choose to get up early and they will say, "Because there is nothing like the quiet of the morning."<p>If you are someone with a laundry list of goals and "not enough time," then Sunday mornings should become your best friend. There is something …

Time Management

15 Quotes for When You Need More Creative Inspiration

Creativity is a complex topic, with multiple facets. From leadership to neuroscience to management and more, here are the top 15 quotes from those disciplines as they are related, directly and indirectly, to creativity.<p>1. "Above all, innovation is work rather than genius. It requires knowledge, it …

Creativity

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The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

The Simple Morning and Evening Ritual That Will Give You Incredible Mental Strength

Challenging times demand resilience. This simple but powerful habit will help you cultivate it.<p>Think you're having a rough couple of days? (Or even a rough couple of years?) Then take a minute to consider what TEDxLehighRiver speaker Sarah Trimmer went through between 2011 and 2015: besides losing …

Happiness

I was an FBI agent for 24 years — here are my 5 best tips for increasing your willpower

Willpower is that thing that pushes you to the next level despite obstacles and setbacks.<p>It's the grit that keeps FBI agents on a case when there is no easy answer in sight. Sometimes, in order to find a kidnapping victim or arrest a terrorist, agents need to rely not only on their skills and …

9 Things You Never See Successful People Do

Here's what successful people avoid, and why you should, too.<p>It's fun to read lists of what makes successful people tick.<p>Their morning rituals. Their habits. Their goal-setting routines. The things they do before calling it a day. What they eat for lunch.<p>But sometimes, it's interesting to see what …

Motivation

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Productivity

Olympic nutritionist and trainer outline how to improve your game

The secrets YOU can steal from athletes, from eating oatmeal for breakfast to running in the morning<p><b>Olympic nutritionist and trainer outline how to</b> …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

12 Lessons You Either Learn or Regret It Forever

Over the course of your life and career, there are certain problems that continue to surface until you learn your lesson. Here are 12 that you don't want to learn the hard way.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back …

Self-improvement

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

The Neuroscience That's Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

A new book explains how to tap into empathy as a leader and not rely so much on spreadsheet-based analysis.<p>See if you can get your brain wrapped around this one.<p>Two researchers have written a book that claims there is a neuroscience to leadership, one that allows managers to move from "good" to …

University of Sheffield

32 of the Best Productivity Tools You’ll Ever Need

There are <i>countless</i> productivity tools out there — how does one choose? We’ve scoured Product Hunt for some of the best time management, calendar, …

19 Books Creative Entrepreneurs Should Read to Succeed

These must-reads will inspire, inform, and amplify the most important attributes of creative business owners.<p>First-time entrepreneurs face many of the same learning curves--mastering time management and productivity, learning the secrets of sales and marketing, building a brand, attracting and …

Creativity

The art of presenting creative work

A bad presentation can create a vacuum for clients to provide overly prescriptive feedback, which in turn leads to subpar final work.The post The art …

The Busy Man’s Upper-Body Workout

It’s a brief workout that comes with big rewards<p>Hit your A and B sides in just 10 minutes flat with this workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The routine uses a heavy-hitting duo of pushing and pulling exercises to work your pecs, lats, and all their supporting muscles.<p><b>Related:</b> …

DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

I’ve been shopping around for a patio table but just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. When you can’t find one, make one! As promised I’m back …

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa - Quiet Corner

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2×4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!<p><b>Cut Your …

5 Tips To Managing Huge Projects | Project Management Methodologies | Getting Things Done

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10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.<p>As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put …

Books

Nipple chafe, brie and dark brown wee: the dirty secrets of long distance runners - BBC Three

Daniel Masoliver21 April 2017<p>For most of us, running is a relatively simple business: you lace up your trainers, have a swig of water and head off up the road. But for the likes of Eddie Izzard and other endurance athletes, going for a run is a lot, well, grottier.<p>Ultra running is classified as …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

10 Little-Known Books to Add to Your Entrepreneur Bookshelf

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The famous philosopher William Godwin said, “He that loves reading has everything within his reach,” including wealth, success and happiness. But plenty of the book lists out there suggest the same great business titles over and …

Howard Schultz