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What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. Your supply of willpower is fresh after a good night’s sleep. That makes it possible to turn personal priorities like exercise or strategic thinking into reality. But if you’ve got big goals—and a chaotic a.m. schedule—how can you make over your mornings to make these goals happen? Because I write about time management frequently, I’ve gotten to see hundreds of calendars and schedules over the years. 1. Part of spending your time better is knowing how you’re spending it now. While measuring your mornings, try tracking your whole week. As for the mornings themselves, you can be organized but still not be spending them well. 2. After you know how you’re spending your time, ask yourself what a great morning would look like. For personal growth: For professional growth: Strategize: In an age of constant connectivity, people complain of having no time to think. 3. 4. 5.

Preserve Your Budget by Freezing Foods -- Savings Experiment Experts show you how to properly store and freeze food for extra savings. When you want to preserve leftovers, freezing is a great option. However, the key to stretching your savings is knowing how to properly store your food. Here are some tips on how to stretch your dollars. First, forget the plastic wrap. Instead, invest in plastic containers. For liquids, Ziploc plastic bags are key. With these tips, your leftovers will stay fresh longer, and you can keep saving your money, instead of spending it. The Secret To Marketing Success On Facebook? Advertise Like Your Grandfather A new study by Facebook brings some big news that, curiously, at first blush might not seem like much news at all. It's this: If you want to create successful ads for the social network, just do the same thing you would do if you were advertising on TV. Or in magazines. Or on the radio. But here's the thing: Until now, Sean Bruich, head of measurement at Facebook, tells Fast Company, marketers have been unsure about how, exactly, to advertise on the social network. And as a result, some advertisers have thrown out the book on how to create a great campaigns in the hopes of unearthing some new formula that works uniquely well on the new medium. "Marketers were asking us, 'Are the fundamentals of advertising on Facebook the same as the fundamentals elsewhere?'" Bruich is presenting the results of the study in a paper called "What Traditional Principles Matter When Designing Social" at the Advertising Research Foundation's Audience Measurement 7.0 conference today.

Classement du Financial Times: une dangereuse imposture Le Financial Times publie chaque année un classement des écoles de management européennes qui est devenu la bible béate des dirigeants des dites écoles… HEC, qui se glorifiait de sa première place, a été détrôné cette année par l’IE business School de Madrid… L’Insead a chuté en quatrième place, l’EM Lyon est remontée etc… Ce classement révéré est artificiel, car certains critères utilisés par le Financial Times sont aberrants et déconnectés de la réalité de la qualité des étudiants ou des besoins des entreprises recrutant dans ces écoles. Un des critères principaux du classement est par exemple la capacité de recherche, mesurée par le nombre de publications dans des revues spécialisées de catégorie A. Or ces publications ésotériques sont lues incestueusement par des chercheurs et des professeurs, et non par les étudiants ou les entreprises. Les articles publiés sont des élucubrations statistiques n’ayant aucun intérêt pour la gestion des entreprises.

Before You Start Talking, Think - Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind | 10:00 AM July 16, 2012 Uncertainty — market uncertainty, regulatory uncertainty — can adversely affect the success and growth of a company. But there’s another kind of uncertainty that takes a big toll on performance: the lack of certainty that exists within a company. More than ever before, people at all levels of an organization need to understand the strategic aims that their leaders are pursuing. Equally important, they need to have a firm grasp of how their own work relates to those aims. People within organizations enjoy a lower degree of strategic awareness than you might think; in any case, their level of strategic awareness is lower than it should be. Again and again in our research, we’ve observed variations on that finding. To raise the level of strategic understanding within their company, leaders must learn to be intentional about the way that they communicate with employees. 1. 2. 3. 4.

How Google's Marissa Mayer Prevents Burnout UPDATE: Marissa Mayer was named chief executive officer of Yahoo Inc. July 16, 2012. Many entrepreneurs don't even think twice when it comes to working around the clock. Marissa Mayer, Google's 20th employee and current vice president of location and local services, is no exception. When Google was a young company, she worked 130 hours per week and often slept at her desk. "For my first five years at Google, I pulled an all-nighter every week," Mayer said in a recent talk at New York's 92Y cultural center. Hard work, she says, has been the key to Google's success, as well as her own. For young companies that demand so much of their employees, hard work can spiral into burnout. Step 1. Her assessment is right on target. Related: 3 Postures to Boost Productivity Now Step 2. "People--particularly entrepreneurs--can put in huge amounts of energy and time," Leiter says. Related: A Secret to Creative Problem Solving Step 3. "You can't have everything you want," Mayer cautions.

The Chip Bag Fold Learn this chip bag fold and you will never need a clamp ever again! Have you ever had a bag of unfinished potato chips which you want to keep fresh? These simple steps will allow you to close the potato chip bag without using a clip or clamp. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Meetings Are A Skill You Can Master, And Steve Jobs Taught Me How This is our second excerpt from Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success by Ken Segall, a close collaborator with Jobs for over a decade. To read the first, on how the iMac was almost called the MacMan, go here. Apple encourages big thinking but small everything else. That is, if you feel the urge to speak or act in a manner reminiscent of anything you learned in a big company, it’s best that you do that in the privacy of your own home. Meeting size is a good example. Once Chiat/Day was installed as Apple’s agency of record and we’d settled into our work, we would meet with Steve Jobs every other Monday. Typically there would be no formal agenda. One particular day, there appeared in our midst a woman from Apple with whom I was unfamiliar. Lorrie was a bit stunned to be called out like that, but she calmly explained that she’d been asked to attend because she was involved with some of the marketing projects we’d be discussing. 1. I’m exaggerating, of course.

Hiring: 9 Things You Wish Job Candidates Knew Job candidates say a lot during an interview. As the interviewer, so do you. But there's a lot you wish you could say to job candidates well before the interview ever takes place: 1. Obvious, sure, but also critical. So I want you to smile. A candidate who makes a great first impression and sparks a real connection instantly becomes a big fish in a very small short-list pond. You may have solid qualifications, but if I don't think I'll enjoy working with you, I'm probably not going to hire you. Life is too short. 2. Oh, I do want you to want the job--but not before you really know what the job entails. No matter how much research you've done, you can't know you want the job until you know everything possible about the job. 3. A sad truth of interviewing is that later I often don't recall, unless I refer to my notes, a significant amount about some of the candidates. In short, I may remember you by "hooks"--whether flattering or unflattering--so use that to your advantage. 5. 7. 8. 9.

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in. We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic. Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. But some people are remarkably charismatic: They build and maintain great relationships, consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, consistently make people feel better about themselves--they're the kind of people everyone wants to be around...and wants to be. Fortunately we can, because being remarkably charismatic isn't about our level of success or our presentation skills or how we dress or the image we project--it's about what we do. Here are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people: 1. Ask questions. That's all it takes to show the other person they're important. Then when you do speak, don't offer advice unless you're asked. Don't believe me? 2. Because we do: We're all people. 3. 4. 5.

Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek. Change is important. When we were growing up, we got summers off from school. Summer vacation was change. It was something to look forward to. We grow out of a lot as we grow up. Work in February is the same as work in May. Yes, some businesses are more seasonal than others, but ultimately the stuff we do at work isn’t that much different — it’s just busier some times than others. I wanted to do something about this. For example, from May through October, we switch to a four-day workweek. Most staff workers take Fridays off, but some choose a different day. The benefits of a six-month schedule with three-day weekends are obvious. When there’s less time to work, you waste less time. At 37signals there’s another thing we do to celebrate the seasons: we cover the cost of a weekly community-supported agriculture share for each employee. In the spirit of continual change, this summer we tried something new. People worked independently or joined up with other employees on team projects.

54 Unexpected Ways to Hack Your Health You Might Like 19 Tips to Boost Confidence Right Now READ Feeling stressed? Try cooking up some salmon, or just start swearing. The Kitchen 1. Plus find foot moisturizer and a better way to marinate steaks and cook rice. 2. It’s a kitchen staple, sure. 3. It’s good for more than just sweetening food and tea. 4. The morning can’t start without that cup o’ Joe, but the magic of coffee doesn’t end with the drink—coffee filters can impart some magic of their own with these five hacks. 5. It’s more than just the basis of our favorite dip. 6. Sipping tea just for its antioxidant punch is so last millennium. 7. Peanut butter’s okay without its partner in crime (jelly). 8. These four hacks use coffee grounds as a better steak marinade and tenderizer, a facial scrub, to help that home garden grow, and to get rid of pesky kitchen odors. 9. Lemons can lighten hair, repel pests, and even fill in as an emergency deodorant. 10. Love whiskey, but tired of sipping it straight up (or sipping it at all)?