Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Knapp, Jake

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint comes "a unique and engaging read about a proven habit framework [that] readers can apply to each day" (Insider, Best Books to Form New Habits).

"If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book."--Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, "The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!" or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I'll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that's exactly what we do. Why?

In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people's priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn't mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That's what this book is about.

As creators of Google Ventures' renowned "design sprint," Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products from Gmail to YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-size tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles.

Make Time isn't about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or swearing off social media. Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction.

A must-read for anyone who has ever thought, If only there were more hours in the day..., Make Time will help you stop passively reacting to the demands of the modern world and start intentionally making time for the things that matter.

Author: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky
Publisher: Currency
Published: 09/25/2018
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780525572428


Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 10/12/2018
Publishers Weekly 06/11/2018 pg. 58
Booklist 08/01/2018 pg. 10

About the Author
Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky are obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. They're the authors of the New York Times bestseller Sprint and the creators of Time Dorks, a popular newsletter about experiments in time management.

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the design sprint process. He has since run more than 150 sprints with companies including Nest, Slack, 23andMe, and Flatiron Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons.

John has written for the Wall Street Journal, Time, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company, and many more publications. For nearly fifteen years, he was a designer at technology companies, including YouTube and Google Ventures. Originally from Wisconsin, John and his wife now live aboard their sailboat, Pineapple.

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