I have written an article about this question at Stepcase blog. It’s an interesting questions to think about: Wait, do you need an MBA to learn what you need to operate a startup? Maybe not. Starting up a venture is totally different from managing one. To start up, you need your time to work on the idea. More importantly, you need skills to execute it. Now the execution is not how well you manage your business, but your technical skills to implement your idea. Even if you have enough seed funds to... More »
734 Shares Tonight, Google has released a bunch of new experimental features in Gmail, which you can enable any of them through a “Labs” tab in your setting area. Interesting enough – this is a development effort of Google developers’ free 20% time. Initially, there are 13 features available: Most of them could enhance your productivity (except the Old Snakey game). I have enabled three most useful features: Quick Links. Consider this feature as your shortcut to any pages in Gmail. You could save your frequently used search queries for quick access. I would... More »
Does anyone use FriendFeed? It’s a new service to keep track, discover and discuss information among friends. If you have registered an account, join me there. Also, leave your username in the comment below so we could follow each other. I have created a room for Lifehack which allows you to share lifehack related resources between us. Let’s see how useful are the resources shared there and I may consider to integrate the resources feed into this blog.
25 Shares I founded Lifehack.org in May, 2005, as a place to share the little tips and tricks, or “hacks” — that I and others had discovered to make their work flow a little more smoothly, a little more quickly, and little higher quality.
Have you missed any posts from last week? Here are some of our highlights: Success recipes most people know, but too few follow Reboot Your Brain With Practical Meditation Why You Need To Be A Toastmaster Overcome Procrastination Once and For All How To Initiate Conversation Genius – You Can Be One Too! 10 Tips to Study Smart and Save Time Sleep Your Way to Better Fitness Five LinkedIN Tips There are three ways to find what you need. You can either search our site through our search box on the sidebar,... More »
I think many of us tried invisible ink pen before. It’s fun and sometimes useful to send secret messages – but wouldn’t be better to have this capability on your inkjet printer? Sounds like something out of a James Bond movie? No, you can do it as well. Here is a video to show you how to make a invisible ink print cartridge. You will need an empty inkjet print cartridge, couple of invisible ink pens and a syringe: How Make Invisible Printer Ink – Watch the best video clips here Thanks... More »
The co-working idea is taking off. Many freelancers may enjoy their flexibility on their work hour or freedom on working for their own, but they missed the social element working in an office. So what can you do? You could create a cafe-like community space for you and others in your areas, or join one if your local area already have one. Take a look at this story: What is your take? Do you enjoy working from home, or you wish to find a place like this? Video [via Coworking Community Blog]
11 Shares There are some great posts from last week that you might enjoy: How to give yourself the best chance of a good life (Part 2) 14 Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit Eating For Energy Or For Stress Relief? The Two F-Words You Should Love A Guide to Becoming a Better Writer: 15 Practical Tips How Not To Suck At Socializing – Do’s & Don’ts An Unlikely FREE Collaboration Management App Which topics do you want to read more about? Let us know through tips at lifehack.org or comment here. Recently... More »
I received a great news this week from Times Magazine reporter, Jeremy Caplan, who mentioned lifehack.org in his recent article. Thanks Jeremy! It’s just exciting to see mainstream reporters writing about lifehacking and self improvement movement. I think lifehack is newsworthy – we are in a trend where people worry about their productivity within their work and life – they want to keep improving themselves, in order to keep them happy and stay focused everywhere. As an example, blogger Dustin Walper thinks this site changed his life, because of reading our useful... More »
Take a look at these great posts from last week if you have missed them: Other people are not broken . . . How To Design The Perfect Nap Hack Your Closet to Get the Right Job The Stand Up Desk Maximum Exposure for your Business or Blog 10 Diet Hacks to Keep You Slim & Trim The Cold Beer Hack Are you late? Do you know you can receive the full content of our blog by subscribing to our feed?
Our Lifehack.org How-to is getting more and more materials. Recently we have added topics like Presentation, Planning, Procrastination, and Creativity. Our main blog is sorted by time, so the only way to find specific information is by searching our archive, or go through specific tag. On the other hand, wiki gives you a structured layout per topic. Plus anyone can share their thoughts and information with others. This is an ideal setup to have both compensating each other. Anyway, here are some popular posts from last week. Your “personal stress detox program”... More »
Don’t miss any chance to improve your productivity – grab our feed if you haven’t do so. Here are some of our best posts last week: How fear of failure destroys success How to Live on a Tight Budget Seven Little Known Tips for Getting in Shape Top 20 Free Applications to Increase Your Productivity 20 Ways to Use Gmail Filters 10+ Powerful Sales Concepts For Blogging Success How To Stay Motivated Make Voicemail a Production 17 Firefox Extensions That Make Blogging Easy Top 10 Microsoft Alternatives 10 Free Ways to Track... More »
In Part 1 of this interview, I asked Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, about his productivity methodology – how can he combine 20/80 rules with Parkinson’s Law to effectively produce the best his can, and how does he focus eliminating on nonessential to become more productive. Now for this part of the interview, we cover areas on how to plan and live on an ideal lifestyle, work life, and also how to scale the results with outsourcing. Q: You mentioned about it is all about living the lifestyle with limited... More »
58 Shares Hands up with you want to speed up your thinking, improve your memory for names and numbers, or increase your alertness and awareness? Okay, there is a new site called Lumosity which is a brain fitness program designed to improve your memory, attention and processing speed. Research proves Lumosity trained people has noticeable improvements on their brain performance. The program is useful, and its games and exercises are fun as well. Here are some reasons why do we need brain fitness: The brain needs care just like the body New research shows... More »
2K Shares If you heard of a new book called The 4-Hour Workweek, you know who is Timothy Ferriss. Tim speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, a national champion in Chinese kickboxing, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003. Recently his book caught my attention. The title itself is very attractive to me who work at least 40 hours per week (if not more). There are positive reviews about the book around blogosphere, and it is currently on #9 of the Amazon best-seller list.... More »