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How to Overcome Perfectionism to Succeed in Business

There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. It’s called perfectionism, and the paralysis of perfection can be a dream killer for many entrepreneurs.

5 Things You Should be Doing to Have an Insanely Productive Week

Your most important job every day is to make sure your time is not just spent on busy work.

These 7 Lessons From the Ancient Stoics Are Relevant for Entrepreneurs Today

Throughout history, the most successful leaders are those unperturbed by setbacks and focused on what they can control.

7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices

If entrepreneurial companies are to thrive, then creativity has to become a major component of their DNA.

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

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

The StandStand has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $15,000 with two weeks to spare.

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

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

During its annual developer conference, Evernote launched a new line of desktop furniture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.

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

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?

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

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

The billionaire will allow employees to take time off whenever they want and without prior approval -- provided they still get their work done.
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