15 Ways to Be More Productive

Karl Hoagland, Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants
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Use E-mail to Document

"When scheduling travel and social activities, I like to communicate plans through e-mail to both family and colleagues to keep an easy record of correspondence rather than relying on a possibly hurried conversation."

Karl Hoagland is the founder of Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants, in Larkspur, California. It recorded $20 million in sales in 2009.