Arjun Batra

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How To Work 50 Hours A Week And Still Have Plenty Of Time For Yourself

There are 168 hours in a week. Subtract work and a decent amount of sleep and you’re left with about 65 hours. Math!<p>Whenever people ask me how they can start spending their time better, I say that the first step is knowing how you’re spending your time now. Over the past few years, I’ve kept track …

How To Design A More Serendipitous, Creative Life

Boredom and routine are bad for your brain power. We need change and a certain amount of randomness to inspire creative breakthroughs. Here’s a quick guide for making space for chance.<p>Serendipity is a hot concept these days. Chance encounters and random inputs supposedly lead to new ideas–which is …

"There's no real way to learn how to do it other than through your own failures, so you just have to fail, fail, fail, fail less, fail slightly less, fail slightly less. Then succeeding is not necessarily the next point--you just want to fail to a non-humiliating degree, which becomes its own success. Then you just try and minimize your failures." -The Daily Show's John Oliver talks about taking over for Jon Stewart, and stepping operating outside your comfort zone: http://f-st.co/HGLoOhb

What Successful People Do During Lunch

Do you take your lunch break at your desk, staring blankly at your computer? You’re doing it wrong. Here are productivity-powering, energy-boosting tips for getting the most out of the midday meal.<p>Are you hunched over your desk shoveling salad again?<p>A number of surveys indicate that a leisurely …

Why Grumpy People Can Be Super Productive

If you’re waiting for the “right mood” to strike before you attack that stack of work, you might be waiting a loooooonnng time.<p>When we say that we’re “waiting for the right time” to start on something, we tend to mean that we want to feel good about what we’re doing–but new research suggests that a …

The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

If we don’t know how habits work we’ll never develop better ones. Let’s get to it.<p>The reason it’s so hard to form productive habits is the same reason they’re so effective when they’re in place: It’s all about willpower.<p>So once we <b>understand willpower</b>, we can better <b>hack</b> the <b>habits</b>.<p>Roy F. Baumeister, …

9 Tricks To Beat The Midday Slump

You’re lethargic. You’re tired. You can’t stop checking the time. (How is it still, STILL, 2:55 p.m.?) We get it and we’re here to help.<p>You just ate your lunch, and all you want to do is go home.<p>There’s no way you can possibly get <i>anything</i> done–the next four hours of your workday are doomed. And to …

Lessons On Leading A More Impactful Life From Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore

Understanding the wisdom of Rabindranath Tagore’s Sādhanā: The Realisation of Life.<p>“I have had my invitation to the world’s festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard.It was my part at this feast to play upon my instrument, and I have done all I could.”–</i> …

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

The Incredibly Healthy Tip To Make Your TV Habit Work For You

Would you rather be a lumpy couch potato or totally hot? (That’s not a trick question.) Read on to become the latter.<p>It’s no secret that people spend a lot of time watching television.<p>According to the American Time Use Survey, the average American watches TV for 2.83 hours per day as a “primary …

Joss Whedon explains his choice of villain for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Since taking to the stage at Comic-Con to reveal that the follow-up to last year’s mega-blockbuster <b>The Avengers</b> is going by the name of <b>Avengers: Age</b> …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

The 25 Most Underrated Colleges In America

So how good are the famous college rankings from U.S. News & World Report at predicting future income? It turns out there are some majorly underrated and overrated schools.<p>We plotted U.S. News' ranking of the best colleges against PayScale's mid-career salary rank to identify the outliers (read the …

5 Steps To Achieving Great Things

Problem is, days go by, then weeks, months--maybe even years--and you're still cranking out good. You've yet to design that unbelievable product, write that great novel, dominate that market. Everyone admires you, but you've a growing sense of disappointment in yourself.<p>How do you change that …

10 Qualities Of Exceptional Interviewers

Maybe they assume the burden of greatness lies solely with the employee. ("Hey, it's his job to impress me.") But that's short-sighted and, well, stupid.<p>To find the best employees you possibly can, you must be the best interviewer you possibly can.<p>Here are the key qualities of skilled</b> …

Invaluable Advice From 18 Of America's Top Small Business Owners

One of these, John Stonecipher, President and CEO of Guidance Aviation Inc has just won the award of Small Business Person Of The Year.<p>These people are doing amazing things, from contracting with the Department of Homeland Security to making silver-gallium nanoneedles.<p>Here are 18 of the winners, …

Collaboration Isn't Difficult As Long As You Pick The Right People

Most experts agree that collaboration in business consistently provides greater accomplishment. When it works, the combined brainpower of intelligent people can solve complex problems and achieve amazing results.<p>Still many people hesitate before engaging others in their process. It's …

One Of Goldman Sachs' Veteran Recruiting Execs Explains What It Takes To Get Hired

Edith Hunt, Chief Diversity Officer and former Head of Talent Management at Goldman Sachs has been helping the bank figure out who gets to join its ranks since the 1990s.<p>In an interview for Open Door, a video series from leading finance career site OneWire, Hunt explains how she creates a diverse …

Why Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman Doesn't Use A Desk

For most office employees the desk is the center of their work world.<p>While over the past few years, some people have started shifting over to a standing desk versus a sitting desk, a select few have opted to ditch their desks all together. Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman is one.<p>Heiferman doesn't have a …

Wharton Professor Explains Whether Leaders Are Born Or Made

Is leadership something that you're born with or something that's developed over time?<p>Wharton professor Michael Useem tells us that it can be both, but for most people, it is developed.<p>So, how do you teach or learn good leadership? In the interview below, Useem, author of the book "The Leader's …

How To Treat Your Employees—Or Anyone Else, For That Matter

Wade had caught the disease. The disease is very contagious and it spreads to the other employees quickly and it contaminates everyone's work. Like a tumor you have to cut it out as soon as it appears. Wade was fired.<p>The disease spreads in stairwells. The archaelogical digs of startups are found by …

How To Stand Out In Someone's Overwhelming Sea Of Unread Emails

Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, asking them to read my book and consider endorsing it.<p>I knew their …

Toms CEO Wants His Brand To Be Known For More Than Shoes

"That's the way we're thinking about our future," Mycoskie told Business Insider. "I think you would see five different products, all under the TOMS name, but probably with the infrastructure built out from people who are best in class in that field."<p>Mycoskie was still running a tech company in …

"Just as an athlete warms up before a game, you can greatly benefit from warming up your mind with a morning ritual that will help you perform at your highest level during your workday. Right now, take a second to think about one activity you could do in the morning that would do the most to help you feel more energetic and focused. Is it meditation? Yoga? Running? Reading? Prayer? Something else?" More on how morning rituals can jumpstart your day: http://trib.al/ylQKTLf

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Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …