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Using Same PC After 4 Years? Microsoft Says Maintenance Costs May Already Exceed Price of New Unit

Study says getting a new PC is cheaper than constantly repairing old ones

If you or your business is using old PCs or laptops, you may think that you’re saving on expenses by continuously using these old units instead of purchasing new ones. But a study from multinational technology firms Microsoft and Intel says otherwise.“As ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 07, 2018 12:00:00
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8 Time-Management Hacks to Optimize Your Life In and Outside Work

Time is your most valuable resource. Here's how these uber-successful business leaders use it wisely

Time is everyone’s most valuable and scarce resource. Managing it effectively can be the difference between success and failure. These Advisors in The Oracles share how they manage their day to optimize their business success and personal life.To really manage and maximize your time ...

by The Oracles  | October 30, 2018 08:00:00
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It's Time to Stop Using Email as a To-Do List

Using email as a task manager can work, but it's the wrong tool for the job

When M.G. Siegler started using Gmail's task feature to convert his emails into a to-do list, he made a shocking discovery.As many as 50 to 75 percent of the emails he received were actually to-dos from other people.Taken individually, each request was reasonable. But, ...

by Natalie Lambert  | October 08, 2018 11:00:00
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Your Company (Not to Mention Your Family) Needs You to Stop Taking Work Home

Working at night is usually a productivity mirage

Few things feel better than a great day at work. When you take work home with you, though, that feeling of accomplishment turns into a never-ending cycle of stress and lower productivity.Research from the Health and Safety Executive in the U.K. found that excessive workloads ...

by John Rampton  | October 08, 2018 08:00:00
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9 Ways to Boost Productivity That Will Make You a Great Teammate

Want to look good to your boss? Turn yourself into a productivity machine

Employee performance is a growing concern for business owners, and many of them are taking unique measures to keep their employees happy and productive. One New Zealand firm known as Perpetual Guardian recently shifted its employees to a four-day workweek instead of five, finding ...

by Rashan Dixon  | October 01, 2018 08:00:00
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(Infographic) How to Find Almost Anything With Google

These quick tips will help you navigate the search engine and sort through results

You can find pretty much anything online. However, it can be difficult to sort through the abundance of content. Luckily, with a few hacks, you’ll be on your way to find anything you’re looking for with Google.Your first step should always be to use ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 25, 2018 12:00:00
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5 Ways to Fight Depression, Improve Your Mood and Boost Productivity

Entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges. Here's how you can can be ready for them

Being a business owner comes with a unique set of emotional burdens. The overwhelming mix of meeting multiple stakeholders’ expectations while trying to stay afloat financially can sometimes seem like too much to bear.Every wannabe “Shark Tank” pitcher needs to carry a ...

by Chirag Kulkarni  | September 22, 2018 02:00:00
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Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These 7 Time Wasters

Between checking Twitter and jetting off to client meetings, where do you find time to run the business?

The entrepreneurial life is busy, which means you can’t afford to waste time on tasks that don’t lead to results. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun -- even the best entrepreneurs need to take breaks -- but it does mean you should cut ...

by John Rampton  | September 11, 2018 06:00:00
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6 Time Management Tips for Naturally Disorganized People

People who believe they thrive in chaos typically have to work alone

A big part of being successful at time management is being organized. But what if you happen to be a disorganized person? It’s nothing to be ashamed of. After all, you may have never been taught proper organizational skills or maybe you ...

by John Rampton  | September 07, 2018 06:00:00
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Why Taking Time Off From Work Is Good for Your Productivity

All work and no play makes you a very unimaginative problem solver

Great news: taking time off is good for your career.Usually, taking time off is considered the antithesis of a good work ethic. You’re supposed to be productive, and that means busy at all times, right? But as it turns out, busy isn't ...

by Timothy Sykes  | September 05, 2018 12:00:00
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Improve How You Schedule Your Time With These 10 Productivity Tips From Elon Musk

Musk sacrifices for productivity because he believes his work is crucial to saving civilization

Elon Musk seems to be one of the most productive -- or at least busiest -- people on the planet. As the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, he's busy enough, but add in working on high-visibility projects like the Hyperloop and Neuralink, and it's ...

by John Rampton  | September 03, 2018 12:00:00
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8 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs With Kids Waiting for Them to Get Home

Parenthood makes your priorities crystal clear, though scheduling does get more complicated

My entrepreneurial journey wasn’t always the smoothest. It took a couple of years of being an entrepreneur before I finally had a system, structure and schedule in place and was doing well professionally.Then, my first child was born. Becoming a parent showed me how much time I wasted being unproductive. ...

by John Rampton  | September 01, 2018 09:00:00
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You Won't Get Ahead Just by Being More Productive

Don't fall into the productivity trap

How would you finish this sentence? "If I were just more productive, I could ______." You've probably filled in that blank more times than you can count. If you were just more productive, you could become more profitable. You could improve workplace ...

by Mike Michalowicz  | August 31, 2018 02:00:00
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