Mark Burke

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The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after …

How to Avoid Stress: The Proven Strategy

Like it or not, stress is a potential problem for all of us. Stress can reduce your quality of life. It can also reduce the quality of your …

5 Things You Should be Doing to Have an Insanely Productive Week

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A productive week depends largely on what you focus on every working day and how much time you allocate to activities that take up your time (i.e. busy work). Working harder does not necessarily mean you are being productive. …

Time Management

The 'Work-Life Balance' Misnomer: Is Work-Life 'Integration' the New Norm?

The Monday-through-Friday, nine-to-five is a pipe dream.<p>For employees in "traditional" jobs — office jobs with set, weekday hours — today's status …

Getting to Yes Summary at WikiSummaries, free book summaries

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In<p>Author<p>Roger Fisher, William Ury (and William Paton in the 2nd Edition)<p>Country<p>USA<p>Language<p>English<p>…

Body Language

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done Will Help You Boost Your Productivity

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three …

A System For Email Productivity

How to regularly get to “inbox zero”…<p>All of your emails can fit into one of the following 7 categories…<p><b>No need to reply, and not important to read.</b> …

Danny Macaskill Finds Adventure on Isle of Skye

<b>Stop the presses! Oh, wait, there are no presses.</b> Stop what you’re doing! Watch this video! Danny Macaskill has blown millions of minds with his …

#82: The Secrets of Happy Families With Bruce Feiler

The Marshmallow Test for Grownups

Originally conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel in the late 1960s, the Stanford marshmallow test has become a touchstone of developmental psychology. Children at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, aged four to six, were placed in a room furnished only with a table and chair. A single treat, …

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Life | The Art of Manliness

One of the tenets of the “lifestyle design” movement that has emerged over the past decade is the desirability of “outsourcing” one’s life. Once a …

CIO Research

CIO

Everyone in IT should think like a business strategist

There's a lot of demand these days for CIOs to break out of their technology-adviser shells so they can focus more on business strategy. CIOs …

CIOs

10 Ways To Be More Confident At Work

If you have low self-esteem or your confidence has been threatened in some way, here’s what the experts say you can do to strengthen your backbone and boost morale.

A Predictive Analytics Primer

No one has the ability to capture and analyze data from the future. However, there is a way to predict the future using data from the past. It’s called predictive analytics, and organizations do it every day.<p>Has your company, for example, developed a customer lifetime value (CLTV) measure? That’s …

Why Every Man Should Be Strong | The Art of Manliness

<i>Even though “</i><i>Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century</i><i>”</i> <i>turned out to be a truly epic post (more like a short ebook, really), I</i> …

Ditch the Start-Up Pitch

How do you get somebody interested in investing in your startup? You pitch them the idea. Pitching skills are widely considered fundamental to basic entrepreneurship, and this skill is taught, evaluated, and rewarded as part of almost any entrepreneurial education. The problem is that pitching is a …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

A fire tornado or "firenado" can form when a wildfire makes the air super hot and it rises very quickly, pulling in winds to create a rapidly spinning vortex. Also called a firewhirl, it may appear as a column of fire or as a whirlwind apart from the flames.