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Make Time

How to focus on what matters every day
Written by: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky
Narrated by: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Self-Development
4.5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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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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Awesome and Practical!

What an amazing take on today’s hectic lifestyles. Have already got more time in my hands by applying simple tactics suggested in the book. Loved the narration and a mix of both John and Jake speaking. Am already on my way of simplifying life.

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Very good explanation

This is really practical book. Recommended for people who are constantly experiencing lack of time. The book title is perfect and so is the book. Go for it.

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Engrossing, helpful!

Powerhouse of ideas, in an organised list format. Covers areas you wouldn't have thought of - like how to keep yourself energised so you can make time for what matters to you.
A handy guide for time management.

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Lots of good tips to make time in your life

This book gave me a lot of ideas how I can make time in life.

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A must read for everyone.

A great listen and quite impactful. The tactics are spot on. Don't miss this great audiobook.

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A great guide by your side.

Great resource. Listened in just two time blocks. Choose tactics shared in the book, which works for you. With the authors taking the medicines, they prescribe in the book, rings the bell of truth!

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it's nothing extraordinary!

Good one time read. Some methods are not practical. Was expecting a different take but it's the same thing told in other self help books.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-02-20

Enjoyable book

It's an easy to listen book with great ideas. The two narrators speak clearly. Very good book.

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  • Sukhi Dehal
  • 10-01-20

OK

a few decent tips but a lot of it feels like they were taken from the books/resources they mention at the end of the book.

I was really looking for new tips for work.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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.

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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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  • Marcos
  • 09-07-19

Not for everyone.

The issues that the book tries to help to solve, are very particular to a range of very busy and high performance and motivated people that live for work only, this kind of people that don't have time to appreciate the good things of life and really have to find out how to do that. Isn't that case of many of us ordinary people, if someone says to me that has hundreds of emails per day for reading and answer I'll think he or she really deserves it, maybe this is the goal that this person achieved professionally and most of these people talking about it with proud, I know a few people like that, that working night and day and expecting all other people of the office doing the same thing.