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Functional versus Unit Organizations

Company organization structure defines both how and what a company builds. It is also one of the few decisions that a CEO can clearly make. Because …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Productivity

Extreme Personal Productivity: 90 Ways to Boost Productivity in 90 Days | Inc.com

Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a new habit is involved, but once that habit is formed, you reap productivity benefits …

Productivity

Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

GIF<p>We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to …

How To Spot A Toxic Culture -- Before You Take The Job

You have to pay close attention on a job interview, because if you get into the wrong company you’ll be stuck. You don’t want to take a new job and then realize within a few weeks that you have to start job-hunting again.<p>That’s incredibly stressful, and you’ll have another problem in that case as …

Human Resources

3 Ways to Use Design Principles to Create a Better Company Culture | Inc.com

Business is all about people. This is what I learned from Alan Mulally, former Ford CEO, who not only saved Ford Motor Company from bankruptcy but saw employee satisfaction double during his tenure in Dearborn. So--how do you make it all about the people?<p>Designers understand this, because they have …

Ford Motor Company

The best apps for your new Mac

So you got a new Mac, huh? Lucky! I've been using a Mac as my primary computer on and off for about 20 years. I have a PC for games, but nothing beats a Mac yet for the modern media professional. Here are a few apps I use to get the job done.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and</i> …

Apps

7 counterintuitive secrets to being insanely productive

In fact, there are plenty of proven strategies for getting more done while staying happy and healthy.<p>To find out what those strategies are, we checked out the Quora thread "What is the secret to insane productivity?" as well as some other research, and picked out our favorite techniques.<p>Quora user …

Time Management

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your employees are at work. Sure. But there’s a better than 50 percent chance that they aren’t getting real work done.<p>Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, …

Employment

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

Driverless Cars

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

Time Management

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

Caspar Schlickum

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms …