Amanda Skelton

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8 Things You Should Not Do Every Day

It's for your own good. Cut these things out of your day and you'll see gains in productivity--not to mention happiness.<p>If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you'll get huge returns--in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being--from adding these items to …

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.<p>As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put …

How to Become CFO of Your Life

This story appears in the May 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In college I got hooked on credit cards, and I graduated with an addiction. My habit grew with my income. By the time I was 30, I had more than $35,000 in consumer debt and a big mortgage, to boot.<p>Eventually I turned things around, …

Personal Finance

10 Unconventional Habits to Live Distraction-Less

<i>“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.”</i> — Ann Voskamp<p>Our world has become a constant feed of information, noise, and entertainment. Our phones …

The business of email.

Have you ever wondered about the history of the email system that you likely use every day?<p><b>1971</b>: U.S. programmer Raymond Tomlinson allegedly sent …

How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity by 500%

<i>Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him@jaltucher.</i><p>When I got separated from my ex-wife in November, 2008 I …

Fear And Loathing OF Silicon Valley

Welcome to the Summer of 2013. Welcome to the summer when you’re not quite sure which of your Internet activities are being tracked. When you want to start Snapchatting everyone because at least then data “disappears.” Except when it doesn’t?<p>This is the summer when, despite the machinations being …

How Your Brain Perceives Time (and How to Use It to Your Advantage)

We might not be able to create more time when we need it most—like when a deadline is approaching—but we <i>can</i> use the understanding of how we perceive …

Wiselist Manages Tasks with Checklists, Notes, and File Attachments

iPhone: While iOS isn't lacking for great task manager apps, Wiselist carves out a niche of its own with a gorgeous UI and a unique blend of features.<p>…

When Gmail's Filters Aren't Enough: How to Tackle Spam on Your Own

If you're really lucky, not a ton of spam makes its way into your inbox. Email providers have never been better at blocking it and filtering it to …