Milan Shah

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The one question we should all ask ourselves at the end of the day

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of the international bestseller, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your …

Time Management

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

Use This Little-Known Delegation Trick to Get Stuff Done the Right Way

If you've ever handed a staff member a project only to have them fail to complete it one time or up to par, then this delegation trick was likely the missing ingredient<p>I've been <b>coaching business owners</b> for more than twenty years, helping business owners grow their companies and at the same time, …

Employment

21 intriguing books I want to read in 2018

Every year, I read advance copies of dozens of big idea and business books. So do other authors, but we all do it separately—and rarely get a chance to discuss, debate, and share our insights. My resolution this year is to change that.<p>I've started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and …

Books

life lessons

Some of us discover our purpose in life at an early age.<p>It might be writing, playing the violin or the driven and passionate artist.<p>That is unusual …

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

Apps

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

Writing

A day in the life of 'the happiest man in the world' — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

The life of a typical Tibetan Buddhist monk involves detachment from chaotic modernity, spent primarily in monasteries in the mountains. Matthieu Ricard is not a typical monk.<p>Born in France in 1946 to prominent parents, his father a philosopher and his mother a painter, Ricard received his PhD in …

Meditation

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Emotional Intelligence

The 20 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 16th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of programming available to stream, and it’s not just recycled titles from Netflix or straight-to-DVD rejects. Although it’s not the easiest streaming …

Entertainment

Pushpin — An Open Source Library That Turns REST APIs into Realtime APIs

An intro to evented APIs and how to build them with Pushpin<p>“Real-time” is becoming an omnipresent force in the modern tech stack. As consumers demand …

Microservices

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018 | Inc.com

If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the rearview mirror are autopsies. Here's what went wrong or the biggest flame …

Self-improvement

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Comparing MongoDB & MySQL

Imagine finding a DBMS that aligns with tech goals of your organization. Pretty exciting, right?<p>Relational databases held the lead for quite a time. …

The 1 Thing You Should Do This Week To Make The Last 2 Months Of 2017 Successful | Inc.com

Remember back in January, 2017, when you made that big long list of goals?<p>How many did you actually accomplish? How many did you give up on?<p>People have no problem setting goals.<p>The challenge is in seeing them through to the end.<p>With just two months left in the year, I encourage you think about your …

Time Management

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Self-improvement

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Entrepreneurship

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of | Inc.com

Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something (unintentional, even) that causes a negative reaction.<p>Things can get ugly fast. Words are …

Self-help

How to Involve Employees in Process Improvements

Is it a struggle to get your staff involved in process improvement initiatives?<p>If so, you’re not alone. Businesses in virtually every industry …

Employee Engagement

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Leadership
Employee Engagement

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying | Inc.com

When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have been brought in countless times as a consultant and coach to help motivate a team.<p>But--as I've been saying for …

Leadership

21 Simple Habits That Can Totally Change Your Life

So, how do you launch the best version of yourself? Start making progress today.<p><i>What can I do to make sure I am becoming the best version of myself? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ken</b> …

Social Media

Strength Training Tips and Workouts

Most of us know that cardio is important for getting fit and losing some weight, but what you may not know is just how important weight training is …

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …

Productivity

The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not …

Productivity