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Unfortunately, sitting on your butt doesn't pay very well. You gotta work so you might as well do it better.
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From Google Ventures, The 6 Ingredients You Need To Run A Design Sprint

From Google Ventures, The 6 Ingredients You Need To Run A Design Sprint | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: This is the second post in a seven-part guide on how to conduct your own Google Ventures’ five-day design sprint. Read the first part, on why you should conduct a sprint, here.
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Why The Boom In Enterprise Tech Will Happen In New York

Why The Boom In Enterprise Tech Will Happen In New York | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
After more than a year building Writebot we learned there's no better place to learn how to be leanand no other city with such an urgent need for...
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Gallup's Workplace Jedi On How To Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem

Gallup's Workplace Jedi On How To Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
More than half of America's workforce is disengaged. In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Jim Harterwho initiated the first State of the American...
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Happiness Secrets From The Staff Of Delivering Happiness At Work

Happiness Secrets From The Staff Of Delivering Happiness At Work | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Ebullient corporate culture helped grow Tony Hsieh's Zappos into a multibilliondollar shoeloving enterprise and spawned a consulting firm DHW. Here's...
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Crucial Tips On Delegating The Right Way, So Everyone Wins

Crucial Tips On Delegating The Right Way, So Everyone Wins | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Do you jump in the second you see an employee doing something wrong That and other weak habits could be hurting your company more than you can imagine.
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10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here's a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss Seth Godin and...
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The Truth About How Much Workaholics Actually Work

The Truth About How Much Workaholics Actually Work | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Most people grandly exaggerate the number of hours they workand in doing so undermine their own productivity. Here's how to track your real work...
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How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Are you a certified organizational ninja It's okay nobody isso steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae who shares her Work Play Fit Push fra...
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Flex Your Happiness: Workplace Engagement and What Employees Really Need

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5 Ways To Get More Productive Today

5 Ways To Get More Productive Today | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
There might be some productivity-minded part of you that scoffs at the whole idea of reading about how to be more productive. After all, why would you read about doing when you could do?
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Reinventing Reward Systems For A Happier Office

Reinventing Reward Systems For A Happier Office | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
The Millennials already account for 40 million in the workforce, and they are set to become America’s first hundred-million-member generation. How they grew up--with mobile devices, online access, and social media--influences the way they work.
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How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint

How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google Ventures’ site, Design Staff.At Google Ventures, we do product design work with startups all the time.
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11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World's Most Productive People

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World's Most Productive People | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg Richard Branson Nilofer Merchant Clay Shirky Valentina Rice Guy Kawasaki and others know about getting things done being productive...
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3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
What building a Lego figurine frequenting coffee shops and deliberate practice teach us about completing the task at handhappily.
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This App Will Make You Feel Better, Using No Medicine At All

This App Will Make You Feel Better, Using No Medicine At All | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Traditionally, researchers have thought of "placebo effects" as something phony. Placebos are drug study controls, not the real treatment.
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Leadership Ensemble

Leadership Ensemble | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
How do the musicians of Orpheus get to Carnegie Hall They practice not just their music but a radical approach to leadership that has become a...
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The Blueprint Of We: 5 Ways To Master Collaboration

The Blueprint Of We: 5 Ways To Master Collaboration | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
There are 7 billion people on the planet. Sooner or later you'll have to work with some of them. Here is a fivepart prescription for how to...
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Tips For Getting Your Product Into Walmart, From People Whose Products Are In Walmart

Tips For Getting Your Product Into Walmart, From People Whose Products Are In Walmart | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Walmart is pretty much the biggest get when it comes to selling your productbut being on its shelves can create as many problems as opportunities...
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The Concept Of "Office Freedom" And How It Fixes Age-Old Organizational Problems | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The Concept Of "Office Freedom" And How It Fixes Age-Old Organizational Problems | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Giving people community tables instead of cubicles is not the answer to baffling management conundrums. Giving your employees real office freedom on t...
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Time To Get Something On The Side: 30 Inspiring Passion Projects And Why You Should Have One

Time To Get Something On The Side: 30 Inspiring Passion Projects And Why You Should Have One | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Can painting a rock help you in your professional life? What about performing card tricks? Painting, sculpting, writing children’s books? If you’re a creative professional, the answer’s likely yes.
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How Extreme Transparency Can Make Your Team Its Most Productive

How Extreme Transparency Can Make Your Team Its Most Productive | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz, the founding duo of collaboration software startup Asana, officially launched in 2011 with one lofty goal: “To empower every group on earth to have clarity, accountability, and transparency in their daily...
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If You Covet Other People's Careers, Do It Strategically

If You Covet Other People's Careers, Do It Strategically | Working Smarter | Scoop.it
It’s only human to worry about how your career is progressing--and to measure yourself both against your own targets and your colleagues, friends, and contemporaries.
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