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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Make Time, written and read Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.

What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention?

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 like Gmail and YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own personal habits and routines, looking for ways to help individuals optimise 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.

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. Make Time is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought 'if only there were more hours in the day....'

©2018 Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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

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camouflaged self help book

For me, the whole book felt like just another useless self help book,.. with a fancy gimmick to sell it.

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Very nice productivity book

Chapters are short and sweet, very interesting strategies. I'll listen it again for sure. Must listen

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Refreshing

One of the books when combine with atomic habits can drastically change once life.
Basic things but hard to follow in daily life, but once started implementing there’s no looking back.

Thank you for a wonderful lessons.

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  • RP
  • 25-01-21

Great Idea and very different from hustle culture.

Loved it. The fact that this book focuses on moving away from hustle culture and giving more attention to one highlight is so refreshing in today's day and age where every author of literally all time management books out there is busy turning us into mindless robots whose only purpose in life is to put tick marks against todo lists. The center idea of this book is so much more meaningful.

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loved it. very nice book

loved it. very helpful. very nice book. priority list very helpful. good for those who struggle with managing time.

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Good read

Good tactics, easy to understand, no BS. A perfect length, time spent on each chapter was just right.

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Not very creative.

There is too much hype for this book. But all the ideas here are not out of the box which is Disappointing. Authors just wanted to make money and hence wrote this book, their background helped in achieving target of money making.

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PHENOMENAL

Not your usual save your time crap. Very insightful and gives you ways that you can actually inculcate without much difficulty.

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Must read if you want to achieve something

Have implemented few of them from this book and from design sprints to my own personal projects and for my YouTube channel. Now I don't feel much more organized and enjoying things that I love doing as I'm managing things well.

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Really Awesome

It kept me engaged, so many tips that really work out for you. The best part is the way Jake and John have managed their conversation by stepping in at the right moment for each topic. I was really keen to see if there are any other audio books with them as narrators but couldnt find in audible. Their deep practical knowledge and years of research and extracts from different books is just phenomenally awesome

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-22

Great book to bounce ideas

Loved it and great ideas. Although imo the food and exercise part would be better if it were presented with a more detailed scientific study/literature.

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  • Ntombezinhle Nzama
  • 06-06-22

Straightforward and clear steps

I love how the authors make it clear that they are showing things that can work but you don’t have to do everything and you don’t have to do it all at once. This is less overwhelming. I’m applying a few because I really just want to improve my life

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  • D. Oude Bos
  • 16-07-21

Many helpful tactics

Easy to apply premise and chock-full of helpful tactics for you to try to make more time for what's important to you, block distractions and maintain your energy.

The audiobook performance was a lot of fun, and matches the ambience of the physical book (which contains fun cartoons) well. A pleasure to listen to.

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  • Nana Piesie
  • 28-03-21

good

sometimes it sounds like a podcast because the be talking in mouth with each other. really good thoughts otherwise !

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  • Jude Perera
  • 03-11-20

Wonderful book with great many tips!👌👍

I learned about this book from Ali Aabdaal and thought it would be an awesome read, and boy was Ali correct... this book simply dropped knowledge bombs one after the other... simply awesome and thank you Jake and John and audible too... please read and apply to, make time and increase productivity...👍

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  • Alex
  • 09-02-20

great listen very practical advice and techniques.

I thought it was a good read with some very practical advice from guys who are living it

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  • Saurabh
  • 08-06-19

Writers themselves narrating the book!

I've listened to quite a lot of book on Audible now and what stood out the most in this one was that the book is narrated by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky themselves. it helped me connect a lot better with the book.

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  • Francesco
  • 28-07-20

it's a list

It is nothing more than a list of techniques. that's a good list, but still not a book.

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  • MarkPT
  • 26-01-19

Some good broken down tips

Well narrated and some good tips around mindset and productivity. Particularly like the way they number each rip, and the beginning of each chapter they tell you the 8 tips. Coming up.

It's well. Narrated by the authors, and give some use able, whereas some are a bit drastic but I guess it's about selecting what will Work for you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-18

Enjoyable, with helpful hints I will use.

Narrated well and easy to listen to. I liked the various anecdotes as they went along. In general, some easy (and some not so easy!) tips to help you focus, and make time for what is most important to you (and to help you realise what that is).

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  • R Fuller
  • 20-08-19

Really enjoyed the content of this book. A lot of practical tips that I will definitely introduce into my daily routine.

Really enjoyed the content of this book. A lot of practical tips that I will definitely introduce into my daily routine. The narration is great and the way in which the book is written makes it an easy and enjoyable read.

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  • Marcus Smith
  • 30-01-19

A must read

A great way to look at your life. Love the ideas about designing your time and not letting social media rob it from you. Everyone can learn something from this book and creating long lasting good habits.

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  • Scott Hayden
  • 16-12-18

Great tips and applicable advice I can run with

Un-pretentious, thoughtful, and directly impactful advice I can start to use immediately. Thanks, fellas - inspired

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  • Caroline Harding
  • 17-11-21

Talks sense

Not just another be more productive book.
I was looking to use up audible credits and downloaded this, not really expecting much. Following on from this I've removed Facebook from my phone. Gone are the days of mindless scrolling, being dragged into depressing views of the world. I can still access it to catch up, but it's a conscious effort.
loads more tips about prioritising what's important.

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  • Lisa K.
  • 24-03-21

A gem of a book

I loved this book. infact I'm listening to it for a second time and the third time I will read the kindle copy and make notes. finally when i come across a hard copy, I'm buying it for keeps. Reason: Iitially I dismissed it as a for a book for youngster: FB, instagram etc addicts. As a matter of fact I removed these apps from my phone a long time ago before I came across this book, having realised they are sucking whirl pools. Despite that fact, i have found the idea of clearly defining your "highlight" for the day, deciding your most important single task and qualifying it according to your own importance a lifetime "aha!" moment. I recommend this book to anyone who feels like they are in an endless rat race or absolutely unmotivated despite knowing they have things to do. this one is a keepers gem...a life changer. Enjoy & learn.

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  • Doc Lawson
  • 23-01-21

Some great ideas. Some unrealistic.

Some great ideas but others are just too much and unrealistic. They try too control you too much. And the concept of ancient humans knowing what's best I just don't buy into.

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  • Hannah t.
  • 23-03-22

Unoriginal and just talks about email

This book tries to take credit for ideas in "Deep work" or "Flow".
My career doesn't require email and they spent about 2 hours talking about it
with the main message being the obvious- schedule time to reply to email. wow.

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  • Ben Hosken
  • 02-11-18

Grab bag of ideas

I had high hopes given the author’s prior book. However this is more a rehashed list of useful tactics rather than anything new. A good four page summary of useful tactics and tools would be just as useful. Skip the book and read the resources section of the accompanying website.

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  • Tobias Bjarnelind
  • 30-10-19

Want actionable advice, then this is a given title

Packed with concrete examples of ways to make time...my only worry is that making time will take time :)

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  • Venu Nair
  • 08-08-22

Interesting & insightful Ideas

Loved the book. Authentic with lots of interesting and insightful ideas that can be practically applied.

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  • Sebastien
  • 08-07-21

Great listen

I really enjoyed the tips and structure of this book. Planning to re listen it at some stages.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-21

Excellent

great tips for focusing on what's important and escaping the busyness and constant distraction of technology.

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  • Danielle
  • 04-01-21

Loved this book

A great reference guide to those who want to create time in their day, reduce stress and get off the ‘busy bandwagon’.

Whilst I’d read many of these tactics before as a time dork, this book is a great guide to different time strategies.

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  • Chris B.
  • 13-10-20

My “bible” for behaviour change

Every now and then you’ll come across a book that you listen or read over and over again. Make Time is one of those. I know I’ll refer back To Make Time over and over again as I apply tactic after tactic. I refer this book to almost all of my clients who are struggling with prioritisation and overvaluing The things that don’t lead to the lifestyle that they really want. A great book 5 stars!

Chris Bellette
Mindset Coach

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  • M. Watson
  • 09-08-20

Fantastic

Do yourself a favour - listen to this great little book and improve your hectic modern life.

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  • shremal
  • 23-06-20

Helped me get my focus back!

Amazing book with lots and lots of suggestions to tackle different kinds of problems.

Highly recommend it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-11-19

Don't save time, make time for what is important

A great list of tactics and methods to retake control and organise your life so that you make time for what is really important for you.