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What if I could show you a productivity hack that doesn’t require a system of to-do lists, iPhone apps or any form of elaborate planning? What if this hack was more effective than virtually any productivity app you’ve ever used?

It seems every day we’re presented with another list of tips and techniques for being more productive – but are we spending more time reading about being productive than, you know, actually being productive?

It’s what’s called analysis paralysis – thinking about something so much that it actually paralyses you and prevents you from taking action.

Which is why I’ve narrowed down my productivity guidelines to one core principle. [Read More]

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“It’s hard to evangelise something that’s crap.”

That was one of the key messages to come from Guy Kawasaki’s keynote presentation at ATP Innovations in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Guy Kawasaki was the Chief Evangelist at Apple in the 1980s and has been the co-founder of a venture capital firm and advisor to numerous successful companies and startups. He is now Chief Evangelist for Aussie startup Canva, which is an online tool for designers, bloggers and content producers and is growing rapidly with over 580,000 users globally. They are currently looking for a bigger space to house their expanding team.

In his keynote, The Art of Evangelism, Guy outlined his best advice on how to effectively spread the word about a product or business. He also took questions from the audience gathered at the National Innovation Centre.

Read on to find out what he had to say about building a product worth promoting, how to tell your product’s story, and how to deal with the doubters.

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What if I told you in great detail about the time when I made tens of millions of dollars then lost tens of millions of dollars, and wound up in the fetal position on a lounge room floor wondering if it might be best to take my own life because I have a $1m insurance policy and my kids would be better off cashing that in than having me alive?

Then I might be as compelling a writer as James Altucher.

Most of you reading this have probably never heard of James Altucher until now. He’s been a successful Wall St trader and investor, web agency operator, best-selling author and one of the most intriguing voices in the world of blogging today.

He’s someone I admire as a writer for many reasons.

Here are 10 things I’ve learned from James so far.  [Read More]