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The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

In today’s distracted world — filled with overflowing emails, mobile phone and social media notifications — it’s harder than ever to focus on our …

How Does Your Boss Stand Up To Google's Latest 'Best Manager' Qualities -- And How Can You Respond?

Recently, Google reported the updated results of its Project Oxygen. Begun in 2008, the project sought to list the qualities of the company’s best managers. The updated list provides an opportunity for Google’s or other companies’ managers to reflect on their own performance. This article takes a …

Leadership

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is …

21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Learn these secrets to managing your time effectively.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>No matter what your industry, passion or trade is, your success largely will be determined by how well you stay on top of your to-do list. Time management always has been an ingredient for success …

How artificial intelligence could negotiate better deals for humans

You may know the art of the deal, but there’s a science to it, too. And artificial intelligence is beginning to learn it. Computers that could …

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fitness

10 traits that will make you a successful leader, according to Google's internal research

• <b>Google identified the most valued behaviors and characteristics of its leading managers.</b>• <b><br>Successful leaders at Google make time for individual team-members and create inclusivity, while empowering the team as a whole.</b>• <b><br>It is also important that managers are results-oriented, strategic, and can make</b> …

Employment

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

How to start a business – eight first steps

Women Mean Business banner<p>On International Women’s Day, business owners offer aspiring female entrepreneurs some tips on where to start when starting-up.<p>1. Start with some market research<p>“When you have an amazing business idea, it’s oh-so-easy to dive<br>head first into building it,” says Pip Jamieson, …

3 Strategies to Painlessly Free up Time and Get More Done

What juggling a growing tech company, grad school and a toddler taught me about how to efficiently manage time and priorities like a superhero.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're all wearing many hats and trying to fit multiple roles into a single 24-hour day. When …

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

Leadership

The Best Modern Philosophy Books

<b>We’ve now explored both the most important philosophy books as well as the best philosophy books for beginners, however – naturally these lists are</b> …

7 Must-Do Morning Routine Hacks

Stack the odds in your favor every morning with these tricks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are many great demands on you. The market is always evolving, the competition is always growing, there's price erosion and, of course, you have to keep …

Time Management

Some of the World's Best Universities Just Released 600 Free (or Nearly Free) Online Courses

The founder of Class Central has compiled a huge list of newly offered courses to update your skills.<p>These days there's no excuse not to feed your brain. You don't need to upend your life and go back to school to get smarter. Nor do you need to find tens of thousands for tuition. Instead, you can …

This is the only investment “rule” you really need to get richer

With stock indices way up for the year, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average — which topped 23,000 in mid-October 18 and seems to be chugging …

5 Time-Wasting Habits That Limit Your Potential

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to learn to value your time.<p>There are a couple names that will show up in my inbox once a month. It's guaranteed that they'll ask if I want to chat over dinner, a drink, and make it look as if they're trying to do business.<p>Anyone that knows …

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us

Successful people are not more gifted. They just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.<p>Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no …

6 AI-Powered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can help you better your business. Here are the ones you should try.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of …

I Deleted Facebook From My Phone and It Changed My Life For the Better

A few weeks ago, I made the spontaneous decision to delete the Facebook and Instagram apps from my phone. I didn't delete my accounts, as I still use …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Letting your mind wander can actually be very productive. Author not pictured.<p>muratart/Shutterstock<p><b>Some of the most famous intellectuals and scientists spent time doing nothing but thinking.</b><p><b>The author decided to implement a two-hour rule: just thinking with no distractions for two hours a week.</b><p><b>It's</b> …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Mark Twain Quotes

Funny Mark Twain Quotes on Politics, Religion, and the Human Condition<p>Mark Twain had a way with words beyond his books and stories. He was also quite …

Research: 6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Bosses Typically Fear)

A top leadership scholar discovers the most effective characteristics that lead to successful company cultures.<p>Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. It's how we learn, grow, and survive as a species. In the workplace, it's no different. We long for the same close bonds and …

This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

Yes, you can get to 50 push-ups! Try our 30-day challenge.<p>It's been almost 20 years since Demi Moore starred in <i>G.I. Jane</i>, but that crazy-inspiring …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

Have you started planning for 2018?

Transformation is the watchword for today’s procurement organisation, as an ever-increasing number of teams look to revitalise the function and …