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Talks to save you time at work — so you can focus on what you love

For all those days you've ever checked the clock and thought, "Where did the last hour go?" These talks share helpful hacks for stealing back a few seconds, minutes or even hours from your busy workday.

  1. 5:44
    David Pogue 10 top time-saving tech tips

    Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there's probably at least one you don't.

  2. 6:34
    David Grady How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

    An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. David Grady has some ideas on how to stop it.

  3. 3:28
    Nilofer Merchant Got a meeting? Take a walk

    Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.

  4. 15:21
    Jason Fried Why work doesn't happen at work

    Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.

  5. 2:52
    Paolo Cardini Forget multitasking, try monotasking

    People aren’t just cooking anymore — they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for — gasp — "monotasking." His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.

  6. 21:02
    Amy Cuddy Your body language may shape who you are

    Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact of on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. Read Amy Cuddy's response under "Learn more" below.)