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Fighting Sleep Is a Losing Management Strategy. Let Your Employees Take Naps….

When we hear “naptime,” most of us think of small children who are lucky enough to have sleep scheduled into their day. At some point, these naps stop being scheduled, and it becomes taboo to get rest throughout the day. Unfortunately, this stigma attached to catching some much-needed zzz’s throughout ...

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Eating Less Is the Latest Silicon Valley Productivity Hack…

As instances of obesity, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses are on the rise, a subculture where eating less is prized can seem farfetched and against the grain. Silicon Valley is the home of farfetched ideas, and executives are finding greater mental clarity, concentration and resistance to disease through an age old ...

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4 Meeting Mistakes You're Probably Making and How to Fix Them…

It’s summer, and most offices become a revolving door: interns in, vacationers out. Add in crazy schedules like Summer Fridays and there’s more impetus than ever to make sure your meetings are as productive — and short — as possible. Problem is, even if you feel like you spend half your ...

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Finding Your 'Stress Sweet Spot' to Perform at Your Best…

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » When you hear the term “peak performer,” what do you think of? Odds are it’s someone who routinely operates under intense stress, getting the job done regardless of the difficulties. We think of athletes, lawyers, astronauts. But in ...

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Tim Ferriss: If You Have to Cut Your Sleep to Be Effective, Your Priorities Are Out of Order…

What if you only slept four hours a night? It’s an intriguing idea. It could give you an edge, adding hours to your day, giving you a chance to work while your competitors slept. But is it worth trying? To find out, Entrepreneur spoke with Tim Ferriss, the bestselling author ...

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Ken Burns Talks About Leadership, Productivity and Achieving Immortality Through Storytelling…

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is responsible for such genre-defining and genre- defying documentary series as The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz, to name a few. As he and collaborator Lynn Novick prepare to debut their new 10-part documentary ...

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This Guy Has Flown More Than 2 Million Miles. Here's What He Learned About Getting Perks, Saving Time and Saving Sa…

My business puts me on a plane 30 to 60 times a year (and no, I’m not a flight attendant). I’ve learned a few things along the way about airplane etiquette (i.e. how not to be a jerk at 30,000 feet) and a lot about how airlines can be your best friend or worst enemy when ...

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Stop Wearing So Many Hats and Watch Your Productivity Soar…

I didn’t know it when I first started my business, but switching from a derby to a panama to a sombrero to a kangol to a fedora to a beret was killing my performance. As the CEO of ConsumerAffairs; the vice-president of sales, engineering, marketing and product; and the CFO, I ...

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20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed…

Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything. Related: 5 Ways to Keep Your Productivity High All Day From note-taking to research, there are a number of ...

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The Only 3 Types of Tasks That Matter for Your Business…

Have you ever been overwhelmed with a flood of tasks? How did you organize them? Did you have a system for prioritizing those tasks, or did you just take whatever seemed best and went from there? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Salma Jafri explains the system she uses to ...

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