5 Travel Hacks to Boost Productivity on Every Trip

Business sojourns can be less of a grind if you use the right strategies. October 22, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by There are a multitude of reasons why you might need to travel, be it for work, relaxation or something in-between. Nowadays, so-called “bleisure” excursions are all the rage, combining the fun and excitement of a pleasureful getaway with the productivity of a business trip. But regardless of why you’re hitting the road or booking a flight, good planning is a key determinant of whether you’ll have a smooth, seamless trip in which you achieve your practical goals and fondly remember the experience years down the line. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that very balance. 1. Use a checklist. There’s a reason why the concept of checklists has endured so long across so many industries. In the hustle and bustle of preparing for […]

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Watch This Funny Video to Find Inner Peace With Annoying People’s Instagram Accounts

Looking at pictures of influencers’ fabulous lives doesn’t have to drive you insane. October 21, 2019 1 min read Presented by In his new book and video series, Very Modern Mantras: Daily Affirmations for Daily Aggravations, humor writer Dan Zevin has created a guide for navigating the annoyances we face on a daily basis, like ice-cold food deliveries, over-sharing coworkers and grunting dudes at the gym, to name a few. In this video revolving around Instagram, Zevin helps you tame the feelings of jealousy (“Why do they get to go on such nice vacations?”) or confusion (“How does this idiot have more followers than me?”) that can bubble up in the best of us. Check out more videos from the hilarious series here, and follow @ModernMantras on Instagram for more mindful meditations.  Related: This Hilarious Video Takes on Everything Awful About Open-Office Floor Plans Read_More Related posts: Facebook Pulls Hundreds of Propaganda Accounts Linked to PR Firms 5 Female-Focused Accounts […]

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10 Powerful Women Leaders Discuss Keeping AI Safe for Humanity

‘History has shown that whenever a great invention gets into the wrong hands, evil tends to prevail. Right now, we’re in the early stages of AI and currently exploring the many potential benefits of using AI for good.’ October 18, 2019 11 min read This story originally appeared on Authority Magazine Presented by Opportunities for women in tech are opening up, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Currently, about one in four tech jobs are held by women. In an effort to highlight some of the accomplished women in this sector, Authority Magazine interviewed women leaders in artificial intelligence as part of a series. Each was asked the following question: “As you know, there is an ongoing debate between prominent scientists about whether advanced AI has the future potential to pose a danger to humanity. This debate has been personified as a debate between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. What is […]

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Yes, Your Company Is Actually Discouraging Innovation

Acknowledging the problem is the first step, folks. October 15, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by So many companies claim they want to be innovative, but when it comes to creating a corresponding culture, they fall short. Sometimes, the only way to stand out in a crowded market is by dismantling the status quo. That’s why I’ve outlined three common mistakes that discourage innovation and necessitate correction. 1. Focusing too much on productivity. In a traditional company, busy employees translate to high rates of work completion, which hopefully results in greater revenue. However, for a company to be innovative, its employees need time to be able to generate and workshop new ideas. Simply put, they need time to think, and it’s proven to be beneficial. Time for innovation often means time away from an employee’s day-to-day activities. Can you imagine a high-performer at your company […]

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Six Ways to Get Your Productivity On Track

Beat the workday slump with these tips from entrepreneurs. October 15, 2019 3 min read This story appears in the October 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Presented by 1. Take a break. “We try to focus on the biggest task that needs to be accomplished, but if it’s not going as planned, you’re best off not spending too much time on it. Stop that process, take a step back, regain momentum, then start again.” — James Peisker, cofounder, Porter Road  2. Dive in. “I swim! It’s the best. When you’re underwater, you can think creatively and hear yourself think. I once designed a whole marketing program underwater — and won a not-so-shabby $25,000 cash award for it!” — Gabrielle Mullinax, franchise owner, FastSigns 3. Think small. “I focus on travel arrangements. It’s a task that has a clear beginning and end and is easy to check off on a to-do list. Finishing even […]

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How to Choose Your Niche to Be a Successful Photographer

With almost two dozen specialties to choose from, here’s exactly what you need to know to narrow your focus and create a successful photography business. October 15, 2019 7 min read Presented by The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jason R. Rich’s book Start Your Own Photography Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound The field of photography is probably more diverse than you think. Let’s look at some of the more popular photography specialties that have traditionally allowed professional photographers to earn a respectable income. Fine art photography Fine art photography is for the creative individual who enjoys taking pictures for their aesthetic value — landscapes, nature, wildlife, nudes or portraits. These high-quality images are often categorized as works of art and sometimes displayed and sold in galleries, with prints reproduced in limited editions for collectors, […]

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3 Research-Backed Ways to Make Your Morning More Productive

The morning can be the most productive time of your workday. Here’s how to take advantage. October 15, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by Despite its everyday occurrence, the sound of an alarm clock disrupting a sound sleep is something many people dread. As such, mornings are often met with a range from mild annoyance to full irritation. Yet, mornings are actually when you are at your most productive and finding a morning routine that starts your day off right to maximizes that productivity is a great strategy in leading a more time-efficient and healthy life. According to research, the first three hours of your day are going to be the most focused. If you waste these three hours, the remainder of the day is going to also suffer, as you may find yourself catching up during a time when your brain is just not […]

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4 Managerial Downsides of Remote Work (and How to Deal With Them)

The option is certainly trending upwards, but does present difficulties. October 14, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by It’s 2019, and remote work is gaining traction daily. In fact, a 2017 State of Telecommuting report revealed that the remote workforce grew 91 percent over the previous decade. Some people predict telecommuting will eventually die out like any other trend, but according to the entrepreneurs and academics at London Business School’s Global Leadership Summit, more than half of all jobs will be remote within the next five years. There are many benefits to having a remote workforce, but managers know there can also be challenges. Here are four key examples, along with suggestions of how to work around them. 1. Miscommunication happens more frequently. Anyone who’s had coworkers knows miscommunication can be tough to avoid and get in the way of productivity. Sadly, remote work only exacerbates this […]

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How to Train Your Brain for Success

In our quest for peak productivity, new technology presents new opportunities to train our brains for success. October 11, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by In this Becoming Unstoppable docuseries episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel interviews Dr. Patrick Port, a leader in the field of brain entrainment to explore the benefits of using light therapy and binaural beats to improve mood, memory, sleep and increase productivity. Want to become unstoppable in business and in life? Take this 60-second quiz now to find out what’s really holding you back, and be sure to grab a copy of Angel’s new book, Unstoppable, today. Related: Why the Self-Help Industry Has Depression Wrong Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is […]

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Technology Is Changing Insurance for The Better

An entire industry has become both more efficient and secure. October 8, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by The days of customers calling an insurance company out of the blue and getting a quote over the phone are fading fast. Customers today are digital natives and want the best rates from every insurer out there at the tap of just a few clicks. If they can do so without ever having to dial a phone number, all the better.  Insurers are well aware of this and are rapidly investing millions in new startups and platforms that are already changing the industry for the better. Bye bye, mountains of paperwork. Technology’s impact on the insurance industry isn’t simply taking the headache out of the buying algorithm for customers, it’s also saving us money. (Not surprisingly, price is at the top of customers’s concerns when buying insurance.)  […]

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