Jake Knapp

Make Time
  • Make Time

  • 'If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book.' - Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

    Most of our time is spent by default. We all wish for more hours in the day. We all struggle to make time for what matters. Help is here.

    Productivity experts Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky have created a four-step framework that anyone can use, packed with more than 80 tactics to help you design your day around the things that matter. Tactics such as:

    · Choose a daily highlight
    · Be the boss of your phone
    · Stay out of social media infinity pools
    · Slow your inbox
    · Make TV a ‘sometimes treat’
    · Exercise every day (but don’t be a hero)
    · Eat without screens
    · Go off grid
    · Spend time with your tribe
    · Make your bedroom a bed room

    With tips and tricks to help you change your life, it’s time to stop daydreaming about projects and activities that you’ll get to ‘someday’, and start that someday today.

    'Make Time is essential reading for anyone who wants to create a happier, more successful life.' - Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Jake Knapp (Author) Jake Knapp created the Google Ventures sprint process and has run more than one hundred sprints with startups such as 23andMe, Slack, Nest and Foundation Medicine. Previously, Jake worked at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X. He is among the world's tallest designers. John Zeratsky (Author) John Zeratsky has designed mobile apps, medical reports and a daily newspaper (among other things). Before joining Google Ventures, he was a design lead at YouTube and an early employee at FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. John writes about design and productivity for The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wired. He studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin. Braden Kowitz (Author) Braden Kowitz founded the Google Ventures design team in 2009 and pioneered the role of 'design partner' at a venture capital firm. He has advised on close to two hundred startups on product design, hiring and team culture. Before joining Google Ventures, Braden led design for several Google products, including Gmail, Google Apps for Business, Google Spreadsheets and Google Trends.