Making Time for Your Products… and YOU!

John Zeratsky, Co-Author of Sprint and Make Time

As co-creator of the Google Ventures “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 discussion, we’ll dig in with John on Make Time and Sprint and show how entrepreneurs and leaders can help their teams (and themselves!) make time for what really matters at the office and at home.

Paul McAvinchey
Paul McAvinchey

For over 15 years, Paul has been building and collaborating on digital products with fast-growing startups and global brands, including AOL and WMS Gaming. Currently, he's a co-founder of Product Collective, a worldwide community of product people. Members collaborate on Slack, meet at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, listen to, learn at Product Interviews and get a weekly brief that includes best practices in product management. In recent years he led business development at DXY, a leading product design firm in the Midwest, and product innovation at MedCity Media, a publishing startup acquired by Breaking Media in 2015.