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How to Finally Prioritize and Delegate the Right Tasks to the Right People at the Right Time

Every worker, from admin to executive, has too much to do and not enough time to do it. Here are 4 steps to effectively prioritize and delegate.<p>One of the most detrimental mindsets in any position is that it's more efficient to do everything alone, rather than investing time to delegate it to …

Time Management

The Qanon conspiracy is bizarre. The psychology of its followers is dangerous.

A secret civil war is going on — or at least, it is in the minds of some U.S. citizens. At recent Trump rallies, people have been observed publicly expressing support for "Q": An anonymous person or group that claims to have access to top-level security information about a secret cabal of corrupt …

Conspiracies

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson

The Canadian psychology professor’s stardom is evidence that leftism is on the decline—and deeply vulnerable.<p>Two years ago, I walked downstairs and saw one of my teenage sons watching a strange YouTube video on the television.<p>“What is that?” I asked.<p>He turned to me earnestly and explained, “It’s a …

Jordan Peterson

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p><b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant</b> …

Quantum Physics

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

South African wine may not be the next big thing, but it deserves to be

Four years ago, I predicted South Africa to be the next big trend in wine. Twenty years after the end of apartheid and international isolation should be a golden time for wine, as new investment in vineyards and wineries begins to pay off, I argued. The cycle of political change leading to economic …

South Africa

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

7 Real Estate Tools Entrepreneurs Should Know About

When I was 19 years old, I bought my first rental property. At that age, I had a lot to learn and teach myself as I started managing my first property. Eventually, I was able to grow my investment into an actual business and leave a corporate job to co-found Influence & Co., and I still own and …

Real Estate

Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my colleagues and me, they change the …

Feeling Lazy Today? This Is How You Break the Laziness Loop

Beating yourself up for being "lazy" is self-defeating.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night, before I went to bed, I mapped out what I was going to do today. After my morning routine, I planned to crank out this article before 11 a.m., answer emails, grab lunch …

Procrastination

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Work it Step-by-Step to Get a Better Business Loan

Smaller business loans are great stepping stones toward bigger, less-expensive financing in the future.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re a new business owner looking to take out a loan, you might be disappointed by the offers on the table -- especially if your …

Personal Finance

God and your cosmic consciousness in the quantum cloud

In my previous post “Cryonics for uploaders: WTF is consciousness?” I didn’t elaborate on the spiritual implications of emerging theories of …

Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves To Another Universe After Death

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“, published in the USA, has stirred …

These are America's 10 most beautiful deserted highways

Most travel guides make recommendations based on the idea that the more often a place is visited, the more reason a tourist has to visit it. But the GPS tracking company Geotab and landscape photographer James Q. Martin have taken the opposite approach with their list of America's 10 most scenic, …

USDOT

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

6 Unconventional Ways to Smooth Your Path to Success

Successful people are continually learning and trying to improve themselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The path to success is different for each of us, but if you examine the success stories of entrepreneurs across the world, you will see that the principles of …

Self-improvement

How to Upgrade Your Mindset and Defeat Your Biggest Obstacle as an Entrepreneur

What got you to here won't get you to "there."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if your mindset was your biggest limitation and obstacle as an entrepreneur?<p>News flash ... it is!<p>People get sucked into the idea that tactics and strategy are what help you grow, that if …

Self-improvement

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

The three crises of liberal democracy | Ganesh Sitaraman

We now swim in dangerous waters, and we can no longer take the persistence of liberal democracy for granted<p>Over the past few years, I have frequently been reminded of David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College in 2005. Wallace began with the story of two fish swimming together, …

David Foster

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Employment

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

The most and least affordable places to buy a home

Whether you can afford a home depends — a lot — on the city you want to call home. A modest income can go a long way in Cumberland, Maryland, the …

Real Estate

4 Essentials for Succeeding When You Make the Switch to Working From Home

When you show up to a job, you know what's expected and when you're done. You still need to know that when you work for yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve seen the ads on social media. The photos and videos of the “laptop lifestyle.” You’ve seen posts from …

Time Management

These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more.<p>Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its …

Apps

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Time Management

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …