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A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life

Here’s the problem we face, every day of our lives. Nearly everything that generates enduring value requires effort, focus, and even some discomfort …

30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs

It was a standing ovation no one expected, least of all 26-year-old Maggie Doyne, trembling with nervousness as she addressed the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in June. After all, the audience consisted of 161 billionaire and near-billionaires, from Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey, Steve Case …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How to hit the ground running in your first 90 days

<i>Reprinted by permission of Harvard Business Review Press. Excerpted from</i> The First 90 Days (Updated+ Expanded): Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter<i>. Copyright 2013 Michael D. Watkins. All rights reserved.</i><p><b>Understanding the Fundamental Principles</b><p>The root causes of transition …