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20 Tips for Getting More Done Every Day

One resolution on every entrepreneur's list, year after year, is to be more productive. So why is it so hard to actually get more done?<p><i>Chad Halvorson is the CEO of ThisClicks, maker of When I Work, a web-based mobile employee scheduling software.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, getting …

9 Questions to Help You Stay Focused on What Really Matters

How do you avoid letting small problems upset you?<p>Some things are so small and stupid that it's ridiculous how much they upset you--and yet they do.<p>A few years ago, I arrived with a friend at a play in a small town in Massachusetts. We were directed to a lawn for parking, where my friend pulled in …

Richard Branson's 10 rules for being a great leader

And it's translated into an eclectic empire of companies under the Virgin name, including airlines, a bank, and an upcoming hotel chain. He's a self-made billionaire who dropped out of high school and has never stopped doing things differently in his 40-year-plus career.<p>In his new book "The Virgin …

Here's The Characteristic That Sets Self-Made Billionaires Apart From The Rest Of Us

According to John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen, authors of "The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value," it comes down to what the authors call "habits of mind."<p>Sviokla, the head of global thought leadership at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and a former Harvard Business …

How to Save $1,000 by the End of the Year

There's nothing like the feeling of starting off a new year with a clean slate and hopeful outlook. Unfortunately, for many, October kicks off a string of major holidays that will ultimately lead them toward a wall of debt in 2015.<p>There's nothing like the feeling of starting off a new year with a …

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9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

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9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …