Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson is a productivity and work-life trainer at worktolive.info and author of Work to Live and the Email Overload Survival Kit.

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Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Starting a Business

Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Weedmaps is establishing itself as the go-to portal for a new market.
Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?
Leadership

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs, these type of managers can kill your company. Here's what every leader needs to know to take down the takeover artists.
This Is Your Brain on Power
Leadership

This Is Your Brain on Power

There's evidence that power actually changes the way the brain sees others, decreasing recognition of others' concerns.
The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Lifestyle

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.
The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help
Starting a Business

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress
Lifestyle

10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress

The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
How to Keep Employees Engaged
Managing Employees

How to Keep Employees Engaged

The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.
Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders
Innovation

Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders

True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less traveled.
Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive
Productivity

Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive

Advice from a productivity expert on how to take some time away from your smartphone.
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver
Innovation

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and
The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information
Productivity

The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information

Think you're making the most of your time by writing e-mails as you talk on the phone? Cognitive scientist David Meyer unmasks the illusion behind the counterproductive habit of multitasking.
Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business
Lifestyle

Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business

Stop spieling off platitudes about risk. Instead, develop a strategy to offset the oof, ugh and ouch! that can tag along with a risk-taking life.
Innovation Gurus: Bruce Mau and John Kao
Radicals & Visionaries

Innovation Gurus: Bruce Mau and John Kao

The big idea to move your company to the next level can happen, if you put in the work -- and play while you're at it.
How to Avoid Entrepreneur Overload
Work/Life Balance

How to Avoid Entrepreneur Overload

As an entrepreneur, you're probably either slightly frazzled, mildly frayed or full-on exhausted.
How to Deal With Deadline Panic
Health & Fitness

How to Deal With Deadline Panic

Time urgency is the enemy of good work and good health. No matter how out of control you feel, you can tame the beast.
Management & Operations

Tame the E-mail Beast

The research is overwhelming. Constant e-mail interruptions make you less productive, less creative and--if you're e-mailing when you're doing something else--just plain dumb.
Startup Basics

Is it Really Innovation?

Peter Diamandis talks about what innovation really is while Tim O'Reilly calls the I-word era "dead on arrival."

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