8 Tricks That Help You Beat Burnout–Even While Working Crazy Hours

It’s Friday evening. Are you invigorated? Exhausted from a trying week? Or maybe still working, either at your desk or using a mobile device?  You know all about the dangers of burnout. You even know that working too many hours, like multi-tasking, clobbers your productivity. And yet. There’s always that one more task that needs […]

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The Secret That Helps Mark Zuckerberg Make Big Choices (Steve Jobs Knew It, Too)

As you may already know, Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t sweat the daily choice of what to wear for a single second. Dude’s got a closet full of  the same gray t-shirt. The “why” is simple: he knows it’s not worth spending precious creative energy on such an insignificant choice. He’s saving his brainpower for figuring out […]

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Who Said It: Kanye West or Steve Jobs?

New York Times’ Jon Caramanica.rn As West continues to make headlines,u00a0Inc.u00a0rounded up some of the best quotes from the rapper/producer/fashion designer, and the now-deceased tech icon. Test your knowledge of the two cultural icons below.rnrn “,”adinfo”:”c_type”:”formattedarticle”,”showlogo”:true,”cms”:”inc88485″,”video”:”no”,”aut”:[“anna-hensel”],”channelArray”:”topid”:”471″,”topfilelocation”:”icons__of__entrepreneurship”,”primary”:[“lead”],”primaryFilelocation”:[“lead”],”primaryname”:[“Lead”],”sub”:[“inclife”,”icons”],”subFilelocation”:[“theinclife”,”icons-of-entrepreneurship”],”subname”:[“The Inc. Life”,”Icons of Entrepreneurship”],”adzone”:”/4160/mv.inc/lead/icons/icons”,”commentcount”:0}]; pageInfo.videos = []; pageInfo.bootstrappedEditorNames = []; pageInfo.bootstrappedArticlePrimaryChannelArrays = [“incid”:88485,”primarychannelarray”:[“Lead”,”Icons of Entrepreneurship”]]; pageInfo.bootstrappedInlineImages = []; pageInfo.readmorearticles […]

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8 Momentous Steps You Can Take to Thrive as a Leader

How can I gain the confidence to be an effective leader? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Ellan Vrana, author of EllenVrana.com, on Quora: Don’t expect to be Jack Welch or Steve Jobs immediately. Give yourself time. Try to be […]

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The 80% Energy Rule: An Old Secret to Success

Who’s your business role model? Whether you go for high tech gurus like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos or more down home exemplars of business greatness such as Henry Ford or your shop-keeping mother, one place you probably haven’t looked for entrepreneurial inspiration is elderly residents of Japan.  But maybe you should, writes Justin Jackson […]

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Want to Be More Creative? This Research Says You Should Procrastinate More

  Do you tend to put things off until the last minute? Don’t answer yet. (Ha ha.) Kidding aside, there’s good news for procrastinators. Ongoing research suggests people might actually do better work if they wait until the last minute, rather than planning ahead and if they planned ahead and managed their time well–at least, that is, if the […]

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