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The Best Software Tools to Run a Startup

Time and money are precious commodities for entrepreneurs. With not much of either, here are a few tools to help run your media startup more efficiently, while also saving you a few bucks.

Learning to Say No to Interruptions to Foster Creativity in Business

What if Galileo or other great thinkers had tried to develop their ideas amid a barrage of email and calls? Set boundaries to inspire innovation at work.

3 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Be More Productive

Even the briefest distraction can throw us off, a new study finds. Here are a few ways to get yourself back on track and in the 'zone.'

'Game of Thrones' Was Written on a DOS Machine

Author George R.R. Martin explains why he likes to kick it old school when it comes to writing his fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

The 4 Biggest Productivity Killers in Your Office

A look at where you're most likely to be wasting time, plus solutions to boost your productivity.

Want to Be More Productive? Move Across the World.

A transplant from the U.S. to Hong Kong cites his newfound efficiency. Telecommuting can work, he argues.

Make It Stop! 5 Techniques for Managing the Email Onslaught.

We can't live without checking our inboxes, but it's one of our biggest time sucks. Here's how to make it so you can actually do more real work.

Productivity and Creativity Often Seem at Odds, But Are They Really?

Some work involves simple task completion; other projects require strategic thinking by an unfettered brain. Here's how to do both.

The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination

Tips for how you can stick to better habits and master your willpower.

Why 'Being Dead' Is Bad for Business

As entrepreneurs, we can sometimes get so focused, we forget to take care of ourselves. We must find balance.

Work Driving You Crazy? Here Are 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity.

Here are five things you can consider deleting from your daily routine that will make you saner, more productive and more efficient.

10 Simple Things Productive People Do Better (And So Can You)

Learn some of the easy things go-getters do that can make you an entrepreneurial powerhouse.

The Productivity and Life Hack That Almost Always Works

If you're doing things alone, you're missing out big time on a potential performance boost.

Use the 'Eisenhower Box' to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

Want to be more productive? Of course you do. Here's one proven strategy to improve your schedule -- from an unexpected source.

3 Steps to Recovering Stolen Time: Confront Your 'Time Bandits'

If you're like most people, you lose three to five hours every day to interruptions. Find out how to laser focus on work.

Avoid These Social Media Dead Zones

Here are the worst times to post to the different channels.

6 Productivity Apps for the Entrepreneur on the Go

With entrepreneurs expected to be 'on' all the time, here are six apps to boost your productivity when you are out of the office.

This Famous Book Is Now Available in a Crazy New Format Designed to Help You Read Faster

E-reader company Oyster has released a classic business best seller in a new pulsating format created by startup Spritz.

Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.

You need to structure your environment in such a way that you can maintain your focus on your work.

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastination may be hereditary, but that doesn't get you off the hook: It's still possible to develop better habits and change your behavior.

9 Ways to Turn Your Desk Into the Ideal Workspace (Infographic)

If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in trouble. Here's a quick guide to setting up your workspace for optimal health and productivity.

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.

The Philosophy That Will Help You Get 'It' Done

Sometimes, there isn't a shortcut for completing your work. Tackle your to-do list the old fashioned way with the G.S.D. motto.

A Guide to the Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

If you aren't posting to social media when most of your audience members are on, all that time you spent can go to waste. These are the times you should focus on.

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead and Be More Productive.

Behavior science expert James Clear shares the biggest lesson he's learned about habit formation that can help you work smarter.
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