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Tuesday, August 21


Making Time for What Matters
As co-creator of Google Ventures' renowned "design sprint," John has helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and his experience designing ubiquitous tech products like YouTube, he spent years experimenting with his own habits and routines, looking for ways to help individuals optimize their energy, focus, and time. 

Now, with co-author Jake Knapp, he has combined the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework—like a design sprint for your everyday life—that anyone can use to systematically design their days. In this talk, John will introduce Make Time and show how entrepreneurs and leaders can help their teams (and themselves!) make time for what really matters at the office and at home.

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John Zeratsky

John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry who became obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. He is the author of New York Times bestseller Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days and Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day, coming in September 2018.John has also written for The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company, and many more. John has appeared on stage more than 100 times, including at Harvard University, IDEO, and the Code Conference.For nearly 15 years, John... Read More →

Tuesday August 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Great Hall (4th Floor)