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After 10 years of helping people optimize their lives, Tim Ferriss stumbled upon a question that has helped him build an audience of millions

Since the publication of "The 4-Hour Workweek" in 2007, Tim Ferriss has been building a career around lifestyle optimization, finding the simplest and most efficient ways to improve his life and learn new skills.<p>But even though this approach was the subject of his writing and video projects, he …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your …

Writing

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

11 successful people share the unusual beliefs that helped them reach the top

Conventional wisdom too often yields conventional results. These entrepreneurs succeed where others don't because they hold some unusual beliefs that create massive results for their businesses. Learn from their ideas below to make your own venture a success.

I tracked my happiness for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life

One of the best pieces of advice I got in graduate school was from journalist and entrepreneur Christie Nicholson, who taught a class on business entrepreneurship. Whenever you feel sad or upset or uncomfortable, she told me, lean into that feeling, and try to figure out what’s making you react …

Happiness

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably.<p>They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain …

Artificial Intelligence

This is How to be Super Productive Every Day Without Losing Your Mind

<i>“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” — </i><b>Peter Drucker</b><p>You will work better when you find and stick …

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

Leadership

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Psychology

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

Productivity

This Alternative Todo List Will Help You Complete 100 Tasks Every Day

This system trades guilt for real productivity.<p>Lawyers bill their clients in 6-minute increments. To do that, they need to track what they were doing …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

How Airbnb Democratized Data | Articles | Chief Data Officer

It is now widely acknowledged that the best way to utilize the wealth of data at organizations’ disposal is by democratizing data, allowing all …

Big Data

The 1 Thing That Will Make You a Great Communicator

Good communication isn't rocket science. There's 1 thing you can do to make sure your message cuts through the noise and makes an impact.<p>"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." --George Bernard Shaw<p>We've all read and listened to communication experts …

Leadership

How to Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

George Mason

Here's the Super-Simple Productivity Approach I Learned From the Creator of 'Dilbert'

Scott Adams spends only 25 percent of his time working on it! Here's how he does it.<p>A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with Scott Adams, the creator of the "Dilbert" cartoon series, as well as a best-selling author, media pundit, and entrepreneur.<p>At one point we began talking about …

Time Management

The Single Most Important Principle of Good Leadership, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Hint: It's all about doing.<p>For years, I wanted to be the leader.<p>Back in elementary school, I remember being part of a small group of close friends. Every recess, we stuck together. In a world where sticks, stones, <i>and</i> words have the ability to cause pain, there was strength in numbers.<p>And for some …

Leadership

WATCH: Wrap Your Head Around The SchröDinger's Cat Experiment in Less Than 2 Minutes

Nail this one down for good.<p>Studying quantum physics is a bit like trying to interpret Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i> - if suddenly everything makes sense, and …

Quantum Physics

5 Extreme Things These Billionaire Leaders Did to Become Successful

Would you work for free for 6 months?<p>Successful people are often willing to push themselves far in order to achieve their goals. However, some …

Bill Gates

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Happiness

Beyoncé Got It Right: Cheating's Emotional Fallout Gushes from 'Lemonade'

Beyoncé hasn't revealed what inspired her to create "Lemonade," a musical album and film that details the emotions felt after learning of a husband's …

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

Motivation

3 Reasons You Need Mentors to Succeed in Business and Life

You need many mentors in your life and in your career.<p>You need many mentors (or what I love to refer to as Yodas) in your life and in your career. You need mentors and you need to mentor others in order to reinforce what your core beliefs or critical career and life success factors are. Here are 3 …

Motivation

The Secret to Making Your Employees Work Harder

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Leadership

The Best Entrepreneurs Have This One Quality In Common

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Data Centers Reach Toward Operational Excellence Guided by Predictive Analytics

Few data centers expect any deceleration in the speed and volume of data they must handle. Rather, it is a constant matter of asking “Where should …

Big Data

4 Habits of Incredibly Focused People

We're not made to sit 8 hours in front of a computer and work.<p><i>What are the best ways to increase concentration? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Sabine Staggl, co-founder of Noisli, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Understand the why</b><br>First of all, start to understand the <i>why</i>. If you …

Hacking

4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …