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."
"Too often, we get bogged down in the demands of each day and
struggle to find time for what really matters. In this powerful
book, Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky explain how small changes in the
design of our days can give us more time for the people and
activities that energize and fulfill us. Essential reading for
anyone who wants to create a happier, more successful life.
-Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness
Project and The Four Tendencies
"As someone obsessed with time and how to spend it wisely, I loved this fun and useful book. Not your normal productivity fare." -Ev Williams, founder of Medium and Twitter
"I defy you to read this book and not come away with ideas that make you happier and/or more effective in accomplishing what you want in life. It's smart, entertaining, and packed with field-tested insights." -Dan Heath, bestselling co-author of The Power of Moments and Switch
"Time is the single biggest ingredient for creative work. Time to focus, time to experiment, time to master creative skills. Make Time provides ways for each of us to find new reserves of that precious commodity. It is an excellent guidebook for taking control of the design of your life." -Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change By Design
"Make Time is practical and engaging, offering tips on everything from designing your day to the benefits of cutting out cable news and eschewing plane Wi-Fi in favor of time away from work. Especially useful for me was the guidance on e-mail. It turns out that being slow to respond is a terrific way to take control of your time. (Sorry, colleagues.)" -Harvard Business Review
"In today's fast-paced, technology-saturated world, readers are sure to glean insights from this powerful book." -Booklist, starred review