A

174 Flips | 14 Magazines | 1 Following | 7 Followers | @antses | Keep up with A on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “A”

How What You Eat Affects Your Productivity | Inc.com

We usually think of food as fuel.<p>Just fill up your tank during lunch, then get back to work.<p>But "Best Place To Work" author Ron Friedman says the analogy is dangerously flawed, since certain foods can cause your productivity to plunge.<p>"Imagine a world where filling up at Mobil meant avoiding all …

Nutrition

3 Productivity Lessons I Learned the Hard Way | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Almost a year ago to the day, I was putting my hair back in a ponytail when I reached up and pulled out a handful of strands. I couldn't believe it: I had gotten so stressed out that my …

Time Management

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: 26-Year Old Darryl Adie

<i>26-year old Darryl Adie is helping top retailers improve their online stores through his ecommerce agency, Ampersand Commerce, which he set up in</i> …

Can This Brewery Help Resuscitate Detroit's Economy?

"Any time one of my friends tells me they want to open a small business, the first thing I do is try to talk them out of it," says Stephen Roginson, …

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

4 Things New Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Sales and Marketing

Entrepreneurs are a special breed – they are risk takers, innovators, and problem solvers. They are often enthusiastic, passionate and willing to …

7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Work Day | Inc.com

Not every work day can be perfect--life just doesn't roll that way. But you do have a tremendous amount of control over the quality of your 9 to 5. It's just a matter of being intentional.<p>Here are a handful of things you can do to make your work day better.<p>Work out first thing in the morning.<p>There …

Weight Loss

How to Create a Positive Attitude | Inc.com

A positive attitude--optimism, expectancy, and enthusiasm--makes everything in business easier. A positive attitude boosts you up when you're down and supercharges you when you're already "on a roll."<p>Here's how to cultivate a positive attitude, regardless of what's happening at work, based upon a …

Self-help

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast | Inc.com

If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast."<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside …

Time Management

5 Tips to Help You Hyper Focus | Inc.com

These days the demands of business put more on most people's plate than they probably can handle. It's not intentional, but every company is trying to extract maximum efficiency out of every resource. Overwork and massive distractions can create unintended mistakes or substandard performance.<p>When I …

Time Management

Leadership Skill: Master Listening, A Powerful Leadership Skill | Inc.com

In the 1970s, IBM ran an experiment, in which, instead of talking to doctors, patients talked to robots. IBM wanted to find out which was the more rewarding experience. The answer was: the robots. Why? Because the robots had--or the patients imagined that they had--all the time in the …

Leadership

The Case for No iPhone Case

The iPhone’s beautiful design revolutionized the mobile industry, but as any klutz knows, beauty can be fleeting. A sweaty grasp or one drink too …

Paul Smith Vintage Stripe iPhone 5s Case

New from Paul Smith is an iPhone 5s case featuring the British label’s classic stripe motif.<p>New from Paul Smith is an iPhone 5s case featuring the British label’s classic stripe motif. Featuring leather-coated plastic construction, the case sees multicolored stripes printed across the entirety of …

9to5Toys Last Call: Best Apple Black Friday deals (so far), Spigen iPhone 5/5s case giveaway, ZAGGkeys Pro iPad keyboard $50, more

Be sure to follow <i>9to5Toys</i> to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: <b>Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+</b><p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p>Best Buy & Walmart Black Friday ads bring the year’s best Apple deals<p>Giveaway: 2-Pack Spigen iPhone 5/5s cases, make your iPhone gold!<p>ZAGGkeys PRO Bluetooth iPad …

What You Can Do Today to Make Tomorrow More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's in your nature to think bigger and as an entrepreneur you're designed to want to make more. But to experience the success you want to achieve, you must use your time, energy and focus wisely.<p>With 96 blocks of 15 minutes in a day, be …

This startup wants to make you a better person one day at a time

It all started with a viral dance video.<p>Karen Cheng wanted to become a better dancer, and posted a YouTube video of herself learning and practicing to dance. It attracted millions of views, and she received hundreds of emails from people who she inspired.<p>This inspired her and cofounder Finbarr …

I Quit My Job as a Teacher.. And Decided to Become A Ninja!

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>In Alexa Meade's TEDTalk she shares with us her unique journey. She started with the dream of working for the government in Washington, but after college found herself painting real life objects in a basement. Alexa admits she never could have …

5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using

There's no magic pill you can take to manage your time better. Instead, try implementing these five strategies to get your work under control.<p>Author, Strategic Advisor, Consultant, and Business Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for …

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do | Inc.com

While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade an employee to perform better, or perhaps you want to persuade your boss to take on your brilliant idea. Often the …

Body Language

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

Chamber of Commerce

How to Maximize Innovation: Nurture Your Body as Well as Your Mind | Inc.com

Thanks to a long tradition of whisky-swilling, garrett-living, chain-smoking poets and artists, in our culture at least, creativity and healthy living aren’t usually thought of as going hand in hand.<p>But according to the latest research, for those of us not born with the temperament of an artistic …

Creativity

55 Ways to Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

Sometimes, the most useful advice is the advice that you can tape above your desk, in order to have a daily reminder. Here are more than 50 thought-provoking questions, statements and truisms in the categories that most leaders encounter daily. So print them out, tape them up and prepare to see …

Leadership

DIY: Fun Photo Fridge Magnets You Can Make in Minutes

That’s right, it’s the weekend, and that means we can’t let you start your week off without first taking on a little DIY project. No worries if …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

5 Time-Management Tips I Can't Live Without | Inc.com

"The only thing you can never get more of as an entrepreneur is time."<p>That's what a mentor told me back when I was launching my start-up, and he was right.<p>As a wife, daughter, friend, and the founder and CEO of LearnVest, my schedule is anything but simple. But I learned early on how meticulously …

Time Management

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

A 3-Step Problem-Solving Method for Any Problem | Inc.com

So there's this giant turtle terrorizing a small village in Bavaria, Germany. The turtle's name is Lotti, which doesn't sound like such a scary thing, except that a few weeks ago the animal was said to have severed an eight year old boy's Achilles tendon while he was swimming in a nearby lake. Not …

Product Management

The Science of Productivity, Animated

After their illustrated primer on the science of procrastination, the fine folks of AsapSCIENCE are back with a look at the science of productivity — including studies confirming that willpower is an exhaustible source and habit is the key to everything, and specific, actionable strategies for …