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How Zappos Uses One-Week Work Sprints To Launch Big Projects Fast

Zappos Labs launched an innovative new service in just 12 weeks by committing to flexible, collaborative chunks of work, one week at a time.<p>Zappos Labs is the small R&D arm of the online retailer, whose charter is “to explore the future of retail and build new things that are the next generation of …

Project Management

9 Steps to Building and Coaching a Killer Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being self-employed doesn’t mean that I don’t work with other people. In fact, I’ve had to create numerous teams throughout my career to help me achieve my goals.<p>These days, my team gets together every morning on Skype because we all live …


12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management

Why you need to know more about software than you think

Knowing your way around a computer is more important than it has ever been.<p>With a third of the world population online and software developer being …


17 Easy Habits To Start Today That Will Help You 5 Years From Now

A recent Quora thread was full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Pick up an athletic hobby that you can do through the years.</b> Otherwise, the sedentary lifestyle you start in college — and continue into …

Wall Street

How To Write A Thank-You Note That Gets You The Job

"It's not elective, it's mandatory," Enelow says. "It instantly gives you a competitive distinction to everyone else they're interviewing."<p>But a generic, "Thank you for your time" won't cut it. You'll want to really stand out from the competition.<p>Here are five elements of an outstanding thank-you …