Productivity

With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage
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With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage

People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.
Unleash the Full Power of the Email Auto-Reply
Marketing

Unleash the Full Power of the Email Auto-Reply

Tap this shortcut's messaging potential. In concise prose, you can convey a lot about why people choose to do business with you.
Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag
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Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag

The StandStand has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $15,000 with two weeks to spare.
10 Affordable Tools to Help Online Entrepreneurs Succeed
Technology

10 Affordable Tools to Help Online Entrepreneurs Succeed

These applications help improve productivity and streamline certain aspects of business.
4 Ways to Max Out the 40-Hour Workweek
Lifestyle

4 Ways to Max Out the 40-Hour Workweek

To help people crack the code for how to create an efficient and impactful 40-hour workweek, here are four methods to set a course for successfully working smarter, not harder.
Now Evernote Wants to Help Organize Your Physical Life, Too
Technology

Now Evernote Wants to Help Organize Your Physical Life, Too

During its annual developer conference, Evernote launched a new line of desktop furniture.
3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All It's Worth
Technology

3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All It's Worth

The giant firms of the web offer lots of services, some even for free. Learn how to maximize the benefits to bolster your startup.
6 Apps to Help Reclaim Your Personal Life
Lifestyle

6 Apps to Help Reclaim Your Personal Life

Balancing your business and personal life is one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face, but it's far from impossible. Here are six apps to get you started.
10 Ways to Put Your Retired iPhone to Work
Technology

10 Ways to Put Your Retired iPhone to Work

With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered, a whole lot of old iPhones are destined for the scrap heap. Here's how you can put your old phone to good use.
3 TED Talks That Will Convince You to Get More Sleep
Lifestyle

3 TED Talks That Will Convince You to Get More Sleep

Not getting enough sleep? Sleep on these three eye-opening TED Talks about shuteye and discover the secrets to sleeping your way to the top (literally).
8 Ways for the Entrepreneurial Road Warrior to Travel Smarter
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8 Ways for the Entrepreneurial Road Warrior to Travel Smarter

Does business take you away from home often? Navigate the tumult of constant life in transit in comfort.
The One Question Successful Business Owners Always Ask Themselves
Leadership

The One Question Successful Business Owners Always Ask Themselves

Learn this essential way to focus your efforts for the management challenges ahead.
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
Lifestyle

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.
Lifestyle

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
Technology

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
Lifestyle

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.
Leadership

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.
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