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25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story

I’m a panster at heart, plotter by necessity — and I always advocate learning how to plot and plan because inevitably someone on the business side of …

Turn It Up: How the Right Amount of Ambient Noise Increases Creativity

Finding the right space to do creative work can be difficult. Inside the office, there are constant interruptions, last-minute meetings, and an often …

The Chokehold of Calendars

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same …

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

Self-improvement

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, …

The 7 Must-Know Rules of Productive Meetings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a meeting with a new business prospect not long ago, I surprised myself and everyone else in the room. Shortly after an executive from our advertising agency starting talking and clicking her way through a perfectly fine PowerPoint …

Time Management

Here’s Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity

The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common “time waster” is really a creative launch-pad.<p>Did your boss ever catch you covering an important memo with Escher-like scribbles? In high school, did your teacher call you out for drawing on the desk, your sneakers, your skin? Today, the …

How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too)

Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad …

What Successful People Do During Lunch

Do you take your lunch break at your desk, staring blankly at your computer? You’re doing it wrong. Here are productivity-powering, energy-boosting tips for getting the most out of the midday meal.<p>Are you hunched over your desk shoveling salad again?<p>A number of surveys indicate that a leisurely …

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Why You Should Stop Bragging About Being A Workaholic

Are you addicted to work? Put down your smartphone; new research suggests being a workaholic isn’t something to brag about.<p>“I’m a workaholic.” For some people, uttering those words is like a badge of honor they wear with pride.<p>But being a workaholic isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, according to two …

I'm Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show This American Life has set the contemporary standard of …

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1dMrRKX<p>The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the …

Inside The Company That Got Rid Of Email

Well, almost.<p>Cristian Rennella is really good at email. He responds to my messages within minutes, an especially quick turnaround for a CEO. (Rennella co-founded the South American travel comparison site, El Mejor Trato.)<p>His secret: He banned email at his company. Without clutter and requests from …

Project Management

2 Simple Rules That Great Readers Live By (But Never Tell)

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1sElezb<p>The two most important traits for a prolific reader to have probably aren’t what you’d expect.<p>…

Ten Clever Uses for Plain Text Files That Can Increase Your Productivity

When it comes to keeping track of all your text and to-do lists, there's no shortage of apps to choose from, but sometimes the ease and simplicity of …

Keep your overhead low

<i>“The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt.”<br>—Lynda Barry</i><p>Anybody who tells people to “do what you love no matter what” should also have …

10 Secrets to Getting 90% of Your Work Done Before Noon

Many successful people have developed methods that allow them to get as much as 90% of their work done before they take their lunch break. That …

Why Smart Companies Are Doing Away With Meetings as We Know Them

Atlassian’s infographic shows that the average employee spends 31 hours a month in meetings and considers at least 50% of them a complete waste of …

How to Create a Style Guide for Your Blog or Brand

In order to create and maintain a cohesive online and in-person presence that engages readers and clients, you may want to consider a style guide for …

How and Why to Create a Blog Style Guide

Whether you’re guest blogging for others, or you’re soon-to-be accepting guest bloggers on your own site, it’s important to make your requirements …

Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work

The best productivity methods keep your to-dos in front of you and prioritized so you never wonder what to work on next. Some are complicated, but …