How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

Until you know how to focus, you’ll never be able to think clearly, solve problems, make decisions, or remember things. Being focused is important but staying on a task is becoming harder and harder. A symphony of notifications can draw you out of whatever you’re doing at a moment’s notice. Every time your mind wanders […]

5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity To Match Your Business Growth

Growth is a happy problem for any startup. You know your company is on the right track when you need more people to meet sales demands and have the budget to hire. But just growing your team or adding more hours alone isn’t enough. You and your team will need to optimize your productivity as […]

How to Stop Procrastinating (A Step-By-Step Guide to Boost Productivity)

If you have so many things to do that you often find yourself struggling to finish projects and tasks and move on to other stuff, you’re certainly not alone. Studies show that over 20 percent of the adult population put off or avoid doing certain tasks by allowing themselves to be overtaken by distractions.[1] What about […]

Insight Venture Partners injects $25 million into Showpad’s sales productivity software

EXCLUSIVE: Showpad, which helps sales and marketing teams work together more intelligently, announced today that it has raised an additional $ 25 million in funding from existing investor Insight Venture Partners. This is an extension of the startup’s Series C round of $ 50 million, which it raised last May. “In today’s B2B sales, the […]

I spent this year reading about relationships, productivity, and success — and 15 insights stuck with me more than any others

Shutterstock As 2016 drew to a close, I published a list of nonfiction books I’d read that year. At that point, I thought I knew everything about how to be happier, how to achieve my goals, and how to become an expert at anything. In 2017, I learned — surprise! — I was wrong. This […]

Drop is a VR productivity environment for HTC Vive

Drop Software Inc. wants to change the way people access information in virtual reality. Its flagship VR title, Drop, provides a 360-degree environment that folks can use to browse the internet. It raised a seed round of an undisclosed amount in August, drawing investments from HTC as well as firms such as Macro Ventures, Autochrome […]

It’s time to solve deep learning’s productivity problem

GUEST: Deep learning is fueling breakthroughs in everything from consumer mobile apps to image recognition. Yet running deep learning-based AI models poses many challenges. One of the most difficult roadblocks is the time it takes to train the models. The need to crunch lots of data and the computational complexity of building deep learning-based AI […]

The cost of innovation has risen, and productivity has suffered

WERE there far fewer undiscovered ideas out there than in our more primitive past, how would people know? This is not an idle question; decoding the mysteries of nature, from atmospheric pressure to electricity to DNA, allowed people to bend the natural world to their will, and to grow richer in the process. A dwindling […]