Jesse Schmidt

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Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions

'It's really helpful for figuring out the tricky things,' says the founder of SpaceX and Tesla.<p>Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same …

Jeff Bezos

19 Tools for Data Visualization Projects

How do you make sense of massive volumes of data? Sophisticated analysis tools allow us to glean insights we never could before, but those insights …

Free, sort of: Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science

Microsoft, for now, is letting you register for free for its certificate program in Data Science. So if you want to be come a Data Scientist or core …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

The Ultimate 7-Step Guide to Shaving

Shaving’s the pits, plain and simple. Between the actual act of dragging a sharpened piece of steel across your face at such an unholy hour in the morning and the burn that can (and probably will) ensue as a result of that, not to mention dull blades, nicks, and having to realign your sideburns on …

17 Inexpensive Workout Products For Anyone Who Wants To Quit The Gym

Being able to get a sweat on when you want shouldn't cost you a fortune.

Project Management

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Project Management

8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.<p>The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's …

Success

Why You Should Design Your Life

Ayse Birsel's "Design The Life Your Love" is revelatory!<p>Last month I had the pleasure of participating in one of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love" workshops. I attended with a few friends at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and we left pleasantly surprised at what a 3 hour …

Design

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

Change Your Life In 6 Months With These 5 Skills

Learning a new skill that can change your life doesn’t have to take forever. In fact, you can learn several skills in as little as 6 months!<p>Some of …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

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The 5 Secrets of Very Productive People Are Just Common Sense

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, Microsoft got curious about how many hours per week workers are actually productive. They ran a survey prompting people to rate their workplace productivity, and the findings were pretty alarming.<p>In the …

Time Management

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Financial Services

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

5 Reasons Your Office Design Really Does Matter

Despite the media glamorizing cool office spaces, it turns out that your design aesthetic really will affect the way you work.<p><i>Zach Robbins is an entrepreneur and expert in performance marketing, website optimization, lead generation, and marketing technology. He is co-founder and CEO of Leadnomics,</i> …

Digital Marketing

4 Habits the Highly Successful Have Mastered

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether it’s a famous CEO, professional athlete, superstar entrepreneur or anyone who is thriving at the highest level of their profession, chances are they didn’t just wake up one day and be in that position that they are in. …

Self-improvement

7 Tips to Organize Your Work Space and Stay Productive

The general condition of your living environment affects your personal productivity. Working in a clustered and messy environment has the ability to keep you distracted and in most cases, create negative energy. While some might give excuses about their space limitations, there are creative ways to …

Living the Most Productive Week in the History of Mankind

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I couldn’t tell you the last time I scrolled through my Facebook news feed <i>without</i> seeing an article …

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

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21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

Construction Industry

15 Time Wasters That Successful People Avoid

The reality is, there are only 24 hours in a day and there is nothing we can do to change that (at least not yet). I’m sure you struggle to make the …

Time Management

35 things to do for your career by 35

We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever...).<p>But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later.<p>Not because some …

16 free apps that will change the way you travel

There are some that can help you find hidden gems or even efficiently navigate through the airport.<p>In the last few years, a slew of apps have gained attention for tackling problems travelers commonly face.<p>From an app that does your packing to one that connects you to free Wi-Fi, here are 16 new …

10 Motivational Books On Productivity You Should Read Once In Your Lifetime

Time is a priceless commodity. Those who know the value of time make it point to never waste it unnecessarily. But most people who waste time don’t …

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016

Here's how to get ready for a productive new year.<p>Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander …

Productivity

The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm

• <b>Author:</b> James Napoli<p>Why tolerate ignorance? James Napoli, the executive vice president of the National Sarcasm Society, has provided an A-Z guide to turn to whenever you need to set someone straight. From advertisements to e-mail, from materialism to remote controls, there's a witty answer for …