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Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Sprint Author Jake Knapp

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Come hear Jake Knapp, author of the bestselling book Sprint, share advice from his new book Make Time.

For anyone who has ever thought, if only there were more hours in the day..., Make Time will help you stop passively reacting to the demands of the modern world and start intentionally making time for the things that matter.

Make Time is a new book about finding focus and energy in your daily life it is not about life hacks, or time-saving tricks. It's about creating time for what matters by rethinking the defaults of constant busyness and distraction.

Make Time isn't about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or swearing off social media. Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant business and distraction.

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint process. He has since run it over 150 times with companies like Nest, Slack, 23andMe, and Flatiron Health. Today, teams around the world (including the British Museum and the United Nations) use Design Sprints to solve big problems and test new ideas.

Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

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After Jake's talk, we will be giving away 150 copies of his new book Make Time (1 week before it's available to the public), thanks to our Platinum sponsors Amplitude, Pendo, and UserVoice.

5:30 to 6:30: Check-in, networking over dinner, and Jake signs books
6:30 to 8:00: Jake's talk plus Q&A
8:00 to 9:00: Prize raffle followed by networking

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A big thank you to Intuit for providing the space for our event!

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