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17 Simple Ways to Manage Your Time Ruthlessly

17 brilliant productivity tips to immediately create more time.<p>More than 75 percent of executives and entrepreneurs have a schedule that simply exhausts them. If I ask to look at a leader's calendar, it often looks like a box of spilled jigsaw puzzle pieces. Many leaders don't have the ultimate …

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

5 Steps to Make Your Dreams a Reality

Do you start your Monday mornings by counting down the days until Friday?<p>Dreading Sunday evenings because it meant that you were just a few hours …

5 Mental Habits That Can Make You A Stronger Person

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

The 50 Best Quotes From the 50 Best Business Books

The essence of classic business books can sometimes be captured by a simple quote from between their covers.<p><i>1. Think and Grow Rich</i><p>“If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want …

10 Simple Productivity Tips To Organize Your Work Life

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees

Co-workers who don't work at headquarters often struggle to feel connected to the overall company culture. Here's a proven way to help bridge the social and emotional distance.<p>What's the difference between a remote team that performs like a happy, cohesive unit and one that performs poorly?<p>Tsedal …

Management

1 Surprising Strategy to Make the Morning the Most Productive Part of Your Day

Consistency is critical to making every day more productive.<p>It's nearly impossible to recover from a bad morning, or so they say. And for me, things don't even have to go all that wrong to throw my finely tuned "get-ready machine" all out of whack. For most of us--and especially for those with the …

What is Product Discovery and Why It Should Come Before the MVP

One of the most important jobs as a product manager when launching a new product is knowing when you are on the right track. With so much emphasis on …

The Downside To Being Super Efficient At Work

When it comes to getting promotions, being the most productive person in the office may be hurting your chances.<p>You pride yourself on your productivity. You show up at work in the morning and start straight in on the to-do list. You block out all distractions. At 5 o’clock you’re done—and zip …

7 Ways to Make Your Team A Creative Powerhouse

Need to get your people thinking outside the box in useful ways? Try these tips from one of America's top creative experts.<p><b>Exclusive Insights From the</b> <b>Young Presidents’ Organization</b> <b>(YPO)</b><p>If there is one thing every entrepreneur or manager can depend on, it's that there is no shortage of change in the …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

6 Powerful Pillars of Self-Motivation

What does it really take to become self-motivated? Use these six pillars to reframe your thinking and elevate your game.<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, motivation is literally "the desire to do things." Therefore, self-motivation may be described as: <i>the initiative to begin or continue an activity</i> …

3 Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently

As Thomas Edison once said, "Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose."<p>We all know one of those ultra productive people. You know the ones I’m talking about. They make life look easy, as if they have countless hours at their disposal. …

A One-Page Exercise to Get Stress Under Control

“I have so much to do that I live in constant fear of dropping the ball, failing to meet expectations, or worse.” This is a common refrain I hear from the executives and physicians I work with who are struggling to juggle the relentless demands of meeting professional, family, social and community …

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

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This startup just raised $80 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork

Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others? You know who I’m talking about: the people …

9 ways to transform yourself into a morning person

How can you curb your late-night habits and transform yourself into a morning person?<p>We read through a recent Quora thread on becoming a morning person, and highlighted some of the best, most practical responses.<p>Hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock may make you think you're getting more …

Quora

5 Boost startups from California that you should know about

The third edition of TNW Conference USA will gather 1500 of the biggest tech-lovers from Australia to Canada under one roof. They’ll be enjoying thought-provoking keynote speakers, workshops, and more than 120 hand-picked startups.<p>Out of more than 300 Boost applications for our Boost programme that …

3 pitching tips for time-strapped, perfectionist entrepreneurs

If you’re an entrepreneur, you need to be comfortable talking about yourself and your product, in almost any setting. Whether you’re talking with customers, partners, prospects, or investors, you need a laser-focused pitch. In 20 seconds or less, you need to capture your audience’s attention, win …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Careers

How to function on only 4 hours of sleep

I don't have a multimillion-dollar company (yet), but I'm one of those CEOs who function on three to five hours of sleep.<p>No, there aren't any drugs involved, nor is there poor management (as far as I know). It's a variety of things.<p>First, reduce TV. You sleep much better, and do much more work, …

12 times you shouldn't say 'I'm sorry' at work

When you overuse the phrase "I'm sorry" or use it unnecessarily, it gets diluted and loses its sincerity. Plus, it's pretty annoying when someone prefaces everything with, "I'm sorry, but…"<p>"Some people just use 'I'm sorry' as a filler phrase, like 'so,' or 'um,' or they may use it because they …

Digital Design

3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings insanely productive — and often terrifying

American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive:<p>1. He kept meetings as small as possible.<p>In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs …

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