Posts by Forrest Dylan Bryant

The Graduation Speech: Excellent Advice for Everyone (Not Just Students)

Advice is everywhere. Anybody who can get online can get on a soapbox. And no one has the time to curate everything that’s being said about living well, productivity, morality, or any aspect of living a better life. There’s simply too much to grasp. But we’ve done some homework and discovered that every year there’s a specific event, one moment, that is perfectly centered and unapologetically committed to offering great

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6 Ways to Have More Productive Meetings (Yes, it Can Happen)

Bing! That’s right. You just got another calendar invite. Your last free block of time to do actual work is gone. Don’t get us wrong – there can be great value in meeting with your team face-to-face rather than sending half a dozen emails. However, there are also those meetings where direction is lacking, no decisions are made, and you’re left wondering what the point of it all was. (Not-so)

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How to Keep the Workflow Flowing

Bill Gluth is the guy you want to talk to if your business is a little rusty around the edges. Maybe you have great ideas and brilliant strategies in place but you’re just not getting that work done. Maybe you’re not growing fast enough and everyone on your team suspects you could be doing better. Or maybe your business is so new you haven’t established any workflow models at all,

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Growing a Business? How to Find the Right Tools and Talent

Every idea, no matter how grand, starts in the head of a single person. And most businesses, no matter how large, started out the same way. For small teams with big ambitions, the first step toward growth is establishing a stable, rich foundation of tools and talent. But time and resources are limited. And you can’t just think about immediate needs, either; the foundation you lay down must be fertile

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Stacey Harmon: “Why Michael Hyatt is Wrong about Organizing Evernote with Tags”

If you’ve been following Evernote’s blog and Medium publication for any length of time, you know that we don’t prescribe a “best” way to organize your notes. Part of Evernote’s strength lies in its flexibility—offering you multiple techniques for keeping your life on track. Over the years a lively debate has sprung up between advocates of notebook-based organization and fans of tagging individual notes. We’ve often shared the viewpoint of

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Tax Season: Next Year, No Fear

If you live in the United States, hopefully some congratulations are in order. You’ve filed your taxes and put another stressful season behind you. Maybe you took care of it months ago or perhaps you filed just under the wire. But whether you worked with a professional or took a DIY approach, you probably had a few late nights surrounded by piles of paper and tiny little receipts. It’s like

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How Evernote’s CEO Stays Productive All Week Long

This article originally appeared in Fast Company. I have over 10,000 notes in my Evernote account, including everything from work to-do lists, goals, and meeting materials to bills and my children’s artwork. That may sound like a jumbled nightmare, but I’ve figured out how to make it all work for me. After all, it would be a shame if I couldn’t. As the CEO of Evernote, it’s my job to

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Popular Marketing Guru Does More with Evernote

Have you ever heard of The Bacon Podcast? Inc.com voted it one of the top 35 business podcasts of all time. The podcast is released twice a week, and topics include everything from social media, to content marketing, SEO, and more. There are over 350 episodes and people around the globe rely on it to polish their digital marketing skills. The Bacon Podcast is written and produced by Brian Basilico, a

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Take Charge of Your Growth with Michael Hyatt & Marvell Allen

With the coming of spring, many of us are thinking about cleaning up our homes or physical spaces. But it’s also a good time to take stock of our goals, our habits, and even our careers. Because that’s what “spring cleaning” is really all about: regaining control of our environment and our lives. This is important. Too often we let life become something that happens to us, rather than something

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The Importance of Voice for Evernote

From the very beginning of Evernote’s journey, our founder Stepan Pachikov’s vision has been that Evernote should be an extension of your brain. Just as glasses help improve a person’s sight, he wanted it to help assist and expand the capacity of the human brain. Millions of people now use Evernote to help them remember everything, turn ideas into action, and work effortlessly together. As we think about what the

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