Book Summary — Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

A short & sweet book summary, for my own use as much as anyone else’s. Limited to 30 minutes.

The Book in 3 Sentences

  • How to use your time more intentionally using a modified version of the Google Ventures “Sprint” framework

💫 General Impressions

I loved this book. Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky are very likeable and personable, whilst still having the credentials of people you should take seriously. The book is written in a very casual, conversational style which makes it a joy to read — there’s even a few laugh out loud moments! The book never claims to be an end-all solution, and the authors are clear that the selection of tactics that they’ve put together should be picked from like a recipe book. Clear, sensible, actionable guidance.

⭐️ Overall rating

5/5 Stars.

🕵️‍♂️ How I Found It

I know Jake Knapp from his podcast with Jonathon Courtney of AJ&Smart. This book follows Jake & JZ’s “Sprint” book, which is well knwon in the design community.

😀 Who Should Read It?

  • Everybody will be able to get at least a handful of pointers on how to utilise their time more intentionally.

💭 Things That Stuck With Me

  • The concept of a daily highlight is something that I’ve been doing every single day since starting this book, and I think it’ll be something I continue doing forever. Such a simple idea that adds value to every day.

✏️ Quotes, Notes & Excerpts

  • Busy Bandwagon. “In the 21st century, two very powerful forces complete for every minute of your time. The first is what we call the Busy Bandwagon. The Busy Bandwagon is out culture of constant busyness — the overflowing inboxes, stuffed calendars and endless to-do lists. According to the Busy Bandwagon mindset, if you want to meet the demands of a modern workplace and function in modern society , you must fill every minute with productivity.”

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