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Steve Blank: 'Entrepreneurship is a Calling, Not a Job.'
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Steve Blank: 'Entrepreneurship is a Calling, Not a Job.'

For our 'If I Knew Then, What I Know Now' series, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank discusses the importance of following your passion, the importance of family and the legacy he hopes to leave behind for future entrepreneurs.
Forget Marathons: Business Is the Ultimate Endurance Sport
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Forget Marathons: Business Is the Ultimate Endurance Sport

Business is the ultimate sport, so learn what it takes to create lasting success.
Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup
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Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup

Experts explain why your phone is keeping you from accomplishing what you want and need to do.
44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)
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44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.
5 Key Reasons Projects Fail
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5 Key Reasons Projects Fail

Wondering why that well-intentioned initiative won't get off the ground? Maybe some of these factors are at play.
5 Simple Tactics to Keep You Organized and on Task Every Day
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5 Simple Tactics to Keep You Organized and on Task Every Day

Set up a routine and fly through the more mundane tasks so you can focus your attention on mission-critical endeavors.
Does This Desk Increase Productivity or Simply Make You Look Ridiculous?
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Does This Desk Increase Productivity or Simply Make You Look Ridiculous?

A couple of inventors in San Francisco built a 'Human Hamster Wheel' desk in 24 hours. You have to see it to believe it.
The Secret to Increased Productivity: Taking Time Off
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The Secret to Increased Productivity: Taking Time Off

It's not about how many brute hours you rack up -- it's about how effective you are at replenishing mental resources.
Richard Branson Announces Unlimited Vacation Policy for Virgin Staffers
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Richard Branson Announces Unlimited Vacation Policy for Virgin Staffers

The billionaire will allow employees to take time off whenever they want and without prior approval -- provided they still get their work done.
Have Trouble Concentrating? Try These Suggestions.
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Have Trouble Concentrating? Try These Suggestions.

There are steps you might consider to quiet the buzz in your brain -- even if you don’t want to take up meditation.
A New BlackBerry Smartphone Is Coming
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A New BlackBerry Smartphone Is Coming

The struggling tech maker is hoping to rebound with the release of the Passport, which it calls the 'IMAX of productivity.'
How to Stop the Time Suck of Customer Relationships
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How to Stop the Time Suck of Customer Relationships

Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.
10 Steps to Change Your Life: A Step-By-Step Guide
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10 Steps to Change Your Life: A Step-By-Step Guide

Clear out the mental clutter and the day’s distractions to focus on what you think is important.
Doing Two Things? That’s One Too Many.
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Doing Two Things? That’s One Too Many.

If you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur, the only way you're going to achieve that is by focusing on one thing and doing it better than anyone else.
5 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs to Stay Organized
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5 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs to Stay Organized

Why get a personal secretary when your smartphone can organize your day, your minutes, your business trips and even your clutter?
What Does Mark Cuban Do First Thing in the Morning?
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What Does Mark Cuban Do First Thing in the Morning?

For this billionaire entrepreneur, work is the breakfast of champions.
The 21-Day Desk-Free Challenge
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The 21-Day Desk-Free Challenge

A real estate executive realizes that by finding a perch to work inside each of her company's branch offices, she can be more effective and build more productive relationships.
How to Become More of a Morning Person (Infographic)
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How to Become More of a Morning Person (Infographic)

You may never hop out of morning with a smile plastered on your face, but you can make it a bit easier.
5 Habits of Healthy, Happy and Wise Entrepreneurs
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5 Habits of Healthy, Happy and Wise Entrepreneurs

It starts with changing your mindset, then following through with consistent action.
Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats
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Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.
These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World
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These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World

Millennials mired inside a traditional corporate environment and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on.
The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go
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The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage but an absolute necessity. Here are some tools to keep you plugged in at all times.
5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Workday
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5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Workday

These little tips can make you a happier, healthier and more productive person.
Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do NOTHING
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Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do NOTHING

The smart people and the companies they work for are realizing that encouraging breaks can actually improve productivity.
5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros
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5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

Since many entrepreneurs are unwilling (or just can't) cut back on their workload, they need to figure out how to work smarter, not harder. Here are a few tips on getting more done during the day.
How to See (Clearly) What You Want to Accomplish
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How to See (Clearly) What You Want to Accomplish

Try these visualization techniques to arrive closer to your goals.
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