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How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

Productivity

Everyone Is Dysfunctional, And That Can Make You Rich

Take a look in the mirror. What (not who…what) do you see?<p>If you’re honest and fair with yourself, you can list the attributes and characteristics of the person you see in the mirror. Some of them will likely be highly positive. You may be kind to animals. You may be appropriately kind to …

Craft a Sustainable Career

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. Your work not only interests you, it gives you a sense of meaning. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. You work with …

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

Productivity

What do failed startups have in common?

Steve Hogan has seen a lot of startups struggle. His firm, Tech-Rx, aims to save as many of those as possible because, in his words, "all innovations …

An Entrepreneur Tells All: How To Make A Career Pivot

<i>This is a guest post from Elli Sharef, cofounder of HireArt, an employee marketplace that uses online challenge-based interviews to vet job applicants.</i><p>As a founder of the online hiring resource HireArt, where we vet hundreds of candidates each month for companies as varied as Cisco to JDate , I’ve …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

How To Stay Super Motivated

There are two elements needed to succeed in business.<p>The first is a good strategy – making sure you’re heading in the right direction and focusing on the most valuable opportunities.<p>The second is how well you do your work. You must perform with speed, positivity, efficiency and drive to achieve …

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Happiness

How these photographers are making a living on Instagram

In 2011, Ike Edeani bought his first iPhone, primarily so he could download a new photo app called Instagram.<p>At the time, Edeani yearned to quit his day job as a graphic designer to pursue his passion for photography. Instagram offered a creative outlet and a receptive audience, so he quickly got …

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Startups

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

Graphic Design

3 Ways To Create Value That Lasts

Innovators work hard to understand exactly what value means to their customers so they can generate it. So how exactly do you generate value?<p>Generating value is one of the most misunderstood tools of innovation. But it’s also one of the most important.<p>After all, value is what causes people to want …

Digital Health Startup Resources

Note: For developer resources—including information on applicable FDA and FTC laws and regulations—please visit this page.<p>Noteworthy Digital Health …

101 Tasks You Can Outsource to Virtual Staff

One of the biggest misconceptions of working with virtual staff is that one employee can do everything for you. I call this the ‘Super VA Myth’, and …

Project Management

How I Started My Business With $1

Ten years ago this week, my husband and I found an old, tattered copy of <b>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</b> at a street sale for $1. From this find, two entrepreneurs and a rare book company were born. Of course it’s not that simple—there are many ups and downs, ins and outs to our story, but …

What does it take to start a blog these days?

The blogging life used to be so easy.<p>Just five years ago, a blog was still a novelty and if you started one, you would probably occupy a niche in …

My Life As A Small Business Owner

This article is presented by Autotrader.<p><b>This article is part of our Dream StateMENTs feature, providing advice and inspiration to men who are following their dreams, no matter what they may be.</b> <i></i><p><i>What is it really like to be a small business owner? A personal trainer? A music producer? A police</i> …

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