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How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

The CEO of Netflix Just Fired a Key Employee for Using This 1 Banned Word. Here's Why It Was the Right Decision

Reed Hastings knows: Of all the key executives in the company, the one in this job just can't go around talking like this.<p>News broke late Friday that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings fired his company's top communications executive, Jonathan Friedland, for "descriptive use of the N-word on at least two …

Employment

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

49 Inspirational Quotes and Mantras to Help You Overcome the Stress of Running a Business

Check out these words of wisdom, affirmation and positivity.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I never considered myself a high-stress person . . . until I started my first company. The stress of running a company was unfamiliar to me and I didn’t know how to …

Motivation

Here’s How Much Money You Lose By Not Investing

Train Your Brain to Break Bad Habits

A well-designed app can help address daily costly mistakes.<p>By definition, it's not easy to change habits. They can be the source of poor time management, interrupt our creativity and impact our leadership. In fact, people sometimes need a near-death experience or a threatening loved one as the …

In-App Purchases

These are the 6 Rituals that Changed my Life.

It was Christmas 2015, and everyone was having a good time but me<b>.</b><p>I was sick in bed, struck by some mysterious virus.<p>I had so looked forward to this …

The Simple Key That Will Finally Break Your Bad Habit

How can you use mindfulness to break bad habits?<p>If you’ve ever set concrete goals in life, then you know that’s the easy part. Do you want to walk more frequently throughout your day? Great. Do you need to lay off social media during work hours? No problem. Unfortunately, it’s the actual execution …

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

Trump’s Russia scandal keeps getting deeper: At this point, campaign collusion might be the least of his problems

<b>(AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Firing Comey didn’t end the collusion inquiry — but Trump’s clumsy cover-up and financial ties are his real problem<p>Bob Cesca<p>May 15, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>With every passing day and every passing derp, President Donald Trump makes his campaign's possible collusion with Russia to hijack …

Donald Trump

6 unusual habits of the world’s most creative people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with …

Ransomware attack: Who's been hit

The world's biggest cyberattack has hit at least 150 countries and infected 300,000 machines since it started spreading last Friday.<p>The victims include hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in countries like Britain, China, Russia, Germany and Spain.<p>The list of institutions …

What is ransomware?

Ransomware attacks are escalating.<p>The technique of using a computer virus to hold data hostage has been around for decades, gaining more notoriety in recent years. But the two massive attacks that spread around the world recently -- one last month and another on Tuesday -- have taken it to a whole …

Ransomware

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

18-year-old chess grandmaster gets kicked off Iran national team for not wearing a headscarf

An 18-year-old Iranian chess grandmaster has been kicked off the national team after she showed up for a game not wearing a hijab.<p>Dorsa Derakhshani …

As Snapdeal sinks deeper in the quicksand, more executives leave

As if there wasn’t enough bad news already, Snapdeal has just received another blow.<p>On Feb. 21, Govind Rajan, the CEO of the company’s mobile payments arm, Freecharge, quit. Rajan was just nine months into the job. He was the Freecharge COO between August 2015 and May 2016. Earlier, Rajan had also …

India

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year<p>'Dancing Octopus' Gabriel Barathieu/UPY 2017<p>The winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year …

Free App 'Reverb' Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones, and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

A successful entrepreneur opened a new meditation studio in NYC to cash in on a $1 billion market

Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a women's luxury clothing store that he sold to Gap for $130 million in 2013 — has been benefiting from meditation since 2007, after a hedge fund manager friend introduced him to the practice. Now Keledjian wants to help spread the word.<p>His recently …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

Tiny Trump meme cuts the president down to size

A lot of people are struggling to put Donald Trump’s presidency into perspective right now.<p>Is it a normal, logical outcome of our reality-TV obsessed …

Donald Trump

Eagles are waging war against drones, knocking them out of the sky

While we all look forward to the prospect of pizza being delivered by drones, not everyone is loving the flying gadgets. Birds of prey don't …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Guest Writer<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own …

Small Business