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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780593079584
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

Make Time

How to focus on what matters every day




From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint, a simple four-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day.

'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

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780593079584
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Authors

Jake Knapp

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky are writers and designers who help people make time for what matters at the office and in everyday life. 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 ten years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint process. He has since run more than 150 sprints with companies like Nest, Slack, 23andMe and Flatiron Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons.

John Zeratsky

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


Praise for Make Time

“Make Time is a charming manifesto - as well as an intrepid do-it-yourself guide to building smart habits that stick. 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

“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 fulfil us. Make Time is 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

“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

“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

“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 favour of time away from work.'”

Harvard Business Review


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