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The Perfect Break Length is Longer Than You Think

We’ve come up with a lot of good excuses to stay chained to our desks (and our one true life partner, our trusty work iMac)—trying to get as much work done as possible in the 8 or 9 hour workday. And God forbid, you wouldn’t want the manager to think that you were slacking off….

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Knotes From Druck

“Every enterprise is a learning and teaching institution. Training and development must be built into it on all levels—training and development that never stop.” ― Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management Change is a constant. As such, training and development must also be.

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Dustin Moskovitz’s Keys to Success and Productivity

As one of the original co-founders of Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz knows a thing or two about productivity. At 20 years old, the young Harvard student moved to Palo Alto, CA with Mark Zuckerberg and company, starting his trajectory towards becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. As the Facebook’s vice president of engineering, Moskovitz found he was spending more…

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Knotes From Druck

“Entrepreneurship is “risky” mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.” ― Peter F. Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Innovation and Entre-burn-ership

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Your Parents Were Right: Five Childhood Lessons That Will Make You More Productive

Every day, we’re exposed to anywhere between 250 and 3,000 advertisements. And when we’re on the clock, chances are we’ll send and receive as many as 125 work-related emails every day. With so many stimuli in our faces and so many tasks on our plates, it can be hard to figure out how to juggle…

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Procrastinating your way to greatness

There is a chat app that’s going crazy in the world of work — no more email, just use Slack. A few months ago it was setting records for early viral adoption. How did they invent such an amazing thing? By fooling around. Something we’ve talked about here at Knote when learning lessons from Isaac…

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Productivity without pants

In the early 1940s, companies like Bell Labs started a modernist revolution of the way employees experience their eight hour workday. With their sprawling Murray Hill, NJ facility designed by the now-defunct Voorhees, Walker, Foley and Smith, Bell was instrumental in introducing the now-classic structure of American knowledge laboratories: spacious, leafy campuses to improve morale, flexible interior spaces…

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Knotes From Druck

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ― Peter F. Drucker If you can’t manage your time, how can you expect to manage someone else’s?

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Top 20 Apps You Don’t Actually Need

We all know the old saying, “Tell me what apps you use, and I’ll tell you who you are.” The applications we use on our phones are the accoutrements to our personalities – they’re like Christmas tree ornaments, or awkward family secrets, everybody’s got them, but it’s in the subtle differences where we all express…

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Tim Ferriss’ Philosophy on Working Less to Achieve More

Described by The New Yorker Magazine as “this generation’s self help guru,” Tim Ferriss is an American author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker who is perhaps best known for his New York Times bestselling book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich and his blog fourhourworkweek.com. Although you may…

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