Do you have a Christmas tree, dead animal, or blender on your desk? We hope not. Your desk is your sanctuary—treat it wrong and you may be doing more than just giving off a wacky vibe. You might be hurting your productivity, your career, and your health.
Not only do photo posts get more engagement than links, videos or text-based updates, they actually account for 93% of the most engaging posts on Facebook. According to Kissmetrics, photos get 53% more likes, 104% more comments and 84% more click-throughs on links than text-based posts. And as we’ve mentioned before, self-explanatory photos seem to perform best.
When she’s at work, she’s on, putting out one blaze after another, without distraction or delay. Newark mayor and Senate-elect Corey Booker is a Firefighter. Are you?
Meet the Mono-Tasker. He sneers at multitabs, loathes push notifications, and grabs each task with both hands.
“I don’t work for people who want to fake it before a dinner party. My job is to make you smarter.”
Brad Grossman, human CliffsNotes for busy executives, and one of Fast Company’s Most Productive People.
She gets up early. Insanely early. She finds her peace—and most productive hours—in the first slice of the day.
Instead of making a decision right away, she waits for more info to come in. She’s are intimate with deadlines.
“I’m a musician and not much more than that. Sometimes musicians say things like, ‘I’m so happy they see beyond the music.’ I’ve said it too. But people aren’t seeing beyond the music; they’re seeing something in it. I’m always thinking I’m so eclectic, but the truth is that everything boils down to music for me. That’s the key to my success.”
Pharrell Williams, on how his primary purpose enables him to do so many other things.
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He’s the creative force behind two recent pop hits, a philanthropist, fashion designer, tech entrepreneur, and more. Find out how Pharrell Williams does it all in Fast Company's new Work Smart cover story.
If you have a gigantic project and a ton of people wanting your time how do you satisfy both? By slipping into monk mode. Productivity guru Drake Baer has insights on top of insights. Chat with him at 12pm EST today!
Join Fast Company writer Drake Baer as he takes on your most desperate, pressing productivity woes. The chat starts at 12pm ET on Monday, November 18th—get your questions in now!
Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.
A scientific guide to writing popular (and sharable) headlines for Twitter, Facebook, and your blog, from the co-founder of Buffer.