Productivity

How the Agile Approach Drives Innovation

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The workload of any project manager is rather heavy, but this is particularly so in the IT industry, where dynamic decision making and innovation is critical to product development. This makes the traditional “Waterfall” project management style unsuitable for such an environment. So how…

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5 Ways to Manage Your Company with Today’s Tools

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

If your team is still only using email for team management and to coordinate projects, you might be a little behind the times. It’s 2015. It’s time to replace old, outdated software and methods with apps that can help your team work better together….

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Sketch Collages and Notes with Loose Leaf

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Until you use it, you may not realize how helpful a quick note-taking app can be. Take me, for example: For sketches, I used pencil and paper, but recently I turned to Loose Leaf, and I have to say that it saved my day…

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3 Lists That Will Make You a Productivity Badass

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Saturday, life coach and poet Jeff Zettel took to the stage at the Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to share his three-part productivity system. It all boils down to three lists that help Zettel clarify his priorities, translate them into action, and…

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20 Killer Apps and Websites to Make College Life Easier

By | Feb 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Homework, study groups, classes, labs, family, friends, jobs: it’s a wonder how college students get everything done, and still manage to get a couple hours of sleep every night! Productivity, studying, and time management are three areas in which many college students struggle. No…

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Become More Productive by Eliminating These 7 Distractions

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

Image credit: ZEN WORKSPACE — CREDIT: JOE ST.PIERRE. LICENSE: CC BY–NC–SA 2.0 Launching a successful startup requires you to focus all of your time and effort on the task at hand. There are only so many hours in each day — time is the one…

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Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I’m all about productivity. Or, at least, I’m all for the notion of it – not necessarily the everyday practice of it – but, then again, who can honestly say that they operate on maximum productivity every day?  Generally, though, I’m productive on most…

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The State of Status Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software, recently announced a round of survey results that show how status meetings actually undermine worker productivity. Released in the form of an infographic, three in five employed adults reported that preparing for status meetings takes longer…

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San Francisco

It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

By | Jan 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app…

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Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you are preparing to move or have just moved in, you need something to help you leave the chaos behind and get your life back. And that was exactly what I was looking for when I moved my stuff from one garage to…

Business

Entrepreneurs Share Positive Daily Habits

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Who doesn’t want to be healthy and happy? When you’re part of the Startup Life, the constant high and low can take a psychological toll on any entrepreneur. Habits that have a positive effect on your life can be a solution to becoming more productive and…

Education

Ace your College Term Paper Using These Android Apps

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you are a college student with no intentions of becoming a writer in the future, then composing a term paper can be a nightmare. Even if you do follow the best practices of developing and writing a good essay, it would still take…

Business

Be More Productive by Beating Your Facebook Addiction [Infographic]

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm

If one of your goals this year is to be more productive, that means you need to spend less time on your Facebook News Feed. You are not the only one; people with smartphones check their Facebook pages an average of 14 times each…

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Productivity in 2015: 4 Quick Ways to Plan for a Successful Week

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

It didn’t take long for my partner AJ Agrawal and me to understand the importance of a well-planned workweek. Early on in our journey we participated in the Velocity accelerator program, a 100-day start-up boot camp. Right away at the start of the program we…

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Beyond SMART Goals: Setting OKRs to Manage Goals that Challenge Performance

By | Jan 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

You might be among the ever-increasing masses who say, “I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I set goals.” And I bet you were long-ago trained to make your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound. But what if setting uncomfortable (instead of achievable) goals…

Business

3 Apps That Can Help You Survive Your New Year’s Day Hangover

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

Brace yourself; the first hangover of the year is upon us. New Year’s celebrations may have gotten carried away, and although you said “no” to some of the shots offered, it was just too much (Sigh). The good news is that there are a…

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15 Time Wasters to Avoid If You Want to Be More Successful in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A thing that’s great: binge watching episodes of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix. A thing that’s even better: doing said Netflix watching whilst openly refusing to read through the Chinese language review book I bought for myself months ago. A thing that’s terrible: both things do not,…