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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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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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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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  • 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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Good read

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

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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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loved it

loved this short snippet style audio book. so it was easier to catch the idea, to take notes and intermittent listening. I loved the strategies discussed in the book as well.

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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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A perfect book!

A perfect book for those who feel they don't have time to do anything!

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cristina Barrancos
  • 27-05-21

Make Time changed my week before both of them were finished

This was by far the best productivity book I have read in a long time. No bullshit in attachment. Instead of perpetuating the idea of being productive 100% of the time, both authors share insightful tips on how to make more time to do what you really need or want instead of following the “I’m busy” bandwagon while you’re actually not accomplishing a thing!

It’s a short read but prepare to pause it a lot because some note taking will be required.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-21

Worth it!

This book allowed me to think of things from a different perspective and also gave me new things to try. I am trying to reduce my social media and phone usage and this book definitely gave me tasks and challenges to help along the way. Narrator's are also well spoken but in a welcoming pattern that feels like a podcast.
Very informative with things to take away and use in day to day life. The iPhone home screen section has helped tremendously with my usage times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-21

Worth a read.

It was quite an easy read and surprisingly gave me some fresh ideas. Definitely worth the three hours.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.