Productivity

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Self-improvement

“Urgency bias” is killing your productivity

We often deceive ourselves into believing that getting X done now will give us the freedom for Y later, when in reality we let too many other tasks flood in. Quick as it may seem we can knock them off our to-do list, these minor chores sneakily steal our attention. If they feel urgent, we’re …

Time Management

How the Bullet Journal stopped me lying to myself

The humble to-do list has been rebranded for millennials. A sceptical Leo Mirani finds himself converted<p>I have known my oldest friend since we were …

Grand Canyon

How to Have the Most Fun in Your Free Time, According to Science

The calendar is an indispensable tool in our over-committed and over-stimulated culture, and one no longer reserved solely for work commitments and …

Time Management

Why Some Leaders Email At Night. And Why You Should Forgive Them.

If you do an internet search for “email etiquette,” 95% of the articles suggest you should not send work emails at night. In my work with professionals across the country, I’ve found the split between those who email at night and those who don’t, isn’t nearly as skewed. And many who don’t email …

Entrepreneurship

Why I Start Each Day Writing Three Pages by Hand

In the quiet, gray space, when the world is disconnected, I write myself onto the page. I decide who I am and who I will be.The in-between time: it’s …

Fake News

Addressing Procrastination

Imagine you went to the doctor complaining of a headache and the first words out of his or her mouth were, “Take aspirin. Have a nice day.” If your …

Procrastination

4 Growth Hacks to become a Successful Entrepreneur!

Start with a Dream, End with a Goal…<p>If you are looking for a plugin named ‘Entrepreneur’, your search has come to an end. Not because you can find it …

Time Management

Dirk Mueller tops time charts in opening practice session at Lime Rock Park...

Photo: Scott LePage/IMSA<p>Dirk Mueller led the way in the first of three practice sessions for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, …

Ford GT

How to be smarter with money: 8 simple secrets

Everyone wants to know what the next great investment is. But that’s the wrong question. If you want to make money over the long haul, picking …

Investing

You Need to Stop Procrastinating and Just Write

I didn’t start out to procrastinate today.<p>I was up early as usual. With the same sense of urgency banging away in the back of my mind. With a list of …

Procrastination

Lexus RC F GT3s to Race at Lime Rock Park | Lexus

The 3GT Racing No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 currently ranks fifth in the championship point standings with five races remaining this year.<p>Jack Hawskworth …

Lexus

How Artificial Intelligence powers more productive meetings.

Artificial Intelligence. Suddenly it seems like everyone is talking about it. We’re familiar with Virtual Assistants doing everything from playing music on demand to finding our nearest Chinese restaurant. And we know that AI and machine learning can play a part in improving customer experience<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

5 ways to stay strong even when things get difficult

Dealing with the unexpected is part of life, but knowing this doesn’t make it any easier when you’re going through a difficult time. Marc and Angel …

Self-help

Douglass North, Shipping Productivity and Institutions: 50 years of his landmark paper…

We have been celebrating 50 years of Friedman’s landmark paper on monetary policy (1968).<p>In 1968, Douglass North also wrote a landmark paper looking …

Economics

The ins and outs of negotiating with someone who is clearly a better negotiator

<b>What’s the best thing you can do when negotiating with someone who clearly is a better negotiator?</b><p>People often have a very “Hollywood” view of …

Self-improvement

A 4-day work week may not be as far off as you think

You may have had to fight for Summer Fridays in your office, but soon you may only be working four days a week. A company in New Zealand called …

Self-improvement

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

Self-improvement

What to do when you think your life sucks

When life sucks, it’s hard to be around perpetually perky people. My college room mate had unrelenting positivity and I frequently responded with …

Self-help

The Mental Trick That Can Help You Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Goals | Inc.com

Not long ago, I had dinner with a promising entrepreneur. We discussed his startup, and I offered plenty of advice.<p>I hope he chooses to follow one particular suggestion: ruthless prioritization.<p>No matter who you are, you can't do more than three things well - let alone recall more than three …

Money

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

11 things you can do today to be more productive

You're about to slay your 9-5...<p>Being productive is easier said than done.<p>If it isn't a mountain of unread emails resembling your personal Everest, …

Headphones

How Fortune's 40 Under 40 Gets Stuff Done

There are many words you could use to describe various members of <i>F</i><i>ortune</i>’s 2018 40 Under 40 class. “Slacker” is not one of them.<p>Whether they’re …

Tech Industry

What Productivity Hacks Really Work For You?

Here’s a fun question for today: What productivity hacks really work for you? Does your diligence with productivity hacks come in waves (as …

Time Management

Offline Tools When Traveling in China and Across Borders

<b>Ways to stay effective while in border crossings and traveling in remote areas in China and Asia.</b><p>Wish this post existed when I first started …

Google Docs

How to Feel Less Busy and Get More Done [Podcast]

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Laura Vanderkam. She is the author of several time-management and productivity …

Time Management

6 Ways to Keep Your Novel on Track With a Process Journal

<b>The following article is the fifth in a five-part series by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses six strategies for using a process</b> …

Creative Writing

How do you keep track of what you're reading?

One of my New Year's resolutions was to try and take better notes on the various articles and books that I read related to development. I'm one of …

Note-Taking

Want more energy and bigger results? Stop asking ‘HOW’ and start asking ‘WHO’

“Focus on WHO instead of HOW” —  Dean Jackson<p>There’s a famous story of Edwin C. Barnes, who in 1905 had no money or expertise. However, he was an …

Self-improvement