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Efficiency

The Counterintuitive Way To Use An Escalator

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel

If you've ever rushed up an escalator only to be stopped dead in your tracks by a person taking up too much space of the "passing lane," it is actuall...

Accomplishing Your Goals

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Sometimes goals are interpersonal. You have a goal of getting along better with your spouse or partner.

Everything Needed for Success in 3 Simple Steps

Ian Khan | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Ian Khan

If you were too busy with things to not give the desired attention to planning the right steps for your business in 2016, fear not. You're not alone, and yes welcome to the Party! With too many things ongoing, I could completely believe if you said you don't have time to breathe.

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

The One Word That Will Change Your Career (For the Better)

Sarah Peterson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

With extreme focus on one priority, you'll conquer your projects. You'll become more effective and efficient and, yes, successful. Don't chase opportunities for the sake of the opportunity. Remember your priority.

The New Age of Freelancing: Why It Is Now a Legitimate Option and How It Can Give Your Company the Edge

Evin Joseph | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Evin Joseph

Credit: Creative Commons Internet Association by Fremont, CA Small Business Crawl (Irvington District). Protected under the CC BY license. Freelanc...

Focusing on Efficiency in the AIDS Fight

Mathieu Lamiaux | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Mathieu Lamiaux

The context today is very different. We are already spending record amounts of money and treating record numbers of patients. But the needs are increasing rapidly while the funds available for treatment have all but flatlined. The fight needs to focus on deploying our limited resources more efficiently.

6 Ways You're Being Tricked Into Saying Yes

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

We are triggered to say yes all the time to things we don't want. Savvy sales people and marketing professionals have a few tricks up their sleeves to sell you, and if you know what they are, you can avoid falling into the trap by embracing the power of no.

Agile: Are You Doing it Right?

Bob Gower | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

Two of the most common questions I hear when working with customers, and that couldn't be more frustrating. Simply put, they are the wrong damn questions.

5 Ways to Maximize Your 'Time ROI'

John Bowen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Having freedom of time is a big reason we became entrepreneurs. We want to spend our hours doing what we love to do professionally, while also having enough time away from the business to pursue our other passions. Unfortunately, we usually end up working "half time" -- meaning 12 hours a day instead of the entire 24.

Test-Driving UberEATS: Lunch Delivery in 5 Minutes

Jessica Biber | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology
Jessica Biber

For the past few years, Uber has delivered drivers to my door in a matter of minutes. Today, it delivered something even better: food.

A Key Element for the Forthcoming Paris Climate Agreement

Robert Stavins | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

This minimalist approach will allow diverse forms of linkage to arise, among what will inevitably be highly heterogeneous INDCs, thereby advancing the dual objectives of cost effectiveness and environmental integrity in the international climate policy regime.

7 Unexpected Benefits of Minimal Daily Exercise

Patrika Mani | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrika Mani

I have found a way to get exercise every single day -- and I feel great because of it. You can do it, too, because it only takes three minutes a day. Even you have three minutes. Don't pretend you don't. You know you do...

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

Outsourcing Can Help Your Business Thrive

Adam Aronson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Adam Aronson

Often, those who start a business are looking for a sense of control - mastering their own destiny. They are the ones piling the work onto their plate, taking on added burden where possible. It is sometimes, then, counterintuitive to think about ways to reduce workload and increase efficiencies.

How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting Without Wasting Everyone's Time

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Pam Stucky

I forget how much I hate meetings until I have to go to one, like I did yesterday. And let me tell you, I have some serious meeting-related peeves. I'll bet I'm not alone.

5 Reasons Why I Went Laptop-Less With My Smartphone

David Drake | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Drake

Connectivity remains a huge challenge in dropping laptops and embracing smartphones. If I am boarding a flight and need some work done, planning ahead is essential. When you have a laptop, then it is less of a problem as you can continue working.

Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

Global energy consumption is on a path to grow 30-50 percent over the next 25 years, bringing with it, in many countries, increased local air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and oil consumption, as well as higher energy prices.

When Reasonable Policy Discussions Become Unreasonable Personal Attacks

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

It is ironic, offensive, and sad that anyone would suggest that my support of Harvard's divestment position is somehow tied to my outside engagements. That suggestion -- and the recent threats I have received -- defies logic and is contradicted by the record.

What to Expect at COP-20 in Lima

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

On Monday, December 1, the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commence...

Space Is Where the Magic Happens

Nesrin Everett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Recently I had two afternoon meetings: a thirty minute meeting starting at 3pm and another at 5pm. Both were located within 15 minutes of each other.

You Don't Want Charities to Be Efficient

Brady Josephson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

I realize not every organization has $500,000 just lying around to invest in growing their revenue base but you're missing the point. We've built a charitable system that isn't encouraging organizations to think like that.

Awesome Efficiency: 5 Ways to Maximize Team Productivity

Laura Stack | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

These five pointers will provide a sufficient foundation for pursuing and supporting effective efficiency initiatives. Always remember: in business terms, efficiency is not just speediness. If it lacks effectiveness, it's useless, no matter how fast you can accomplish it.

4 Ways Embracing an Ayurvedic Sleep Pattern Improves Your Life

Carla Poertner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

Let me stand on my break-of-dawn soap box and proclaim the benefits in following an early-to-bed, early-to-rise, Ayurvedic sleep pattern.

We Have to Stop Meeting Like This

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

So many meetings, so little time. We've all been there -- from the PTA to the corporate board room -- we're drowning in ineffective, poorly planned meetings, frustrated that we can't get better organized to save ourselves precious time for innovation and implementation.