Jul 7, 2019
John Zeratsky, a former designer at YouTube and Google, became
obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. He is the bestselling
author of "Make Time: How to Focus On What Matters Every Day." John
also writes for the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Harvard Business
Review, Wired, and Fast Company. He's a guy who knows his stuff.
Make Time is not about crushing to-do's, optimizing every hour, or
maximizing your productivity. It’s about rethinking your defaults
of constant busyness and distraction to achieve what matters.
When people ask John what he does, how
does he like to reply?
Make Time is not about productivity; what is it about?
What are the two mighty forces that are competing for every
minute of our time?
The two authors worked deep within the industry that is
hell-bent on stealing our attention. Show us how to take
Where did John start, and where do we start?
How to figure out the relationship you want to have with your phone
and then design it?
The reframing of our relationship with email and social media.
The conscious audit and rethink?
How do we install guard rails?
The implementation of the daily highlights philosophy.
Are we debriefing at the end of each day, and what questions should
we specifically ask?
If John were to add another chapter to the book, what would it
What’s the might-do list as opposed to the to-do list?
We say we know what matters, yet our actions are
completely contrary. Why is that the case?
In John's mind, can we slow down the hand of time?
A classic example of skill stacking: John stacks being a time
geek, technology, design, being an illustrator, and
What’s the relationship between willpower and time?
"Instinctively, we protect our physical selves. But when it comes
to the mind, we’re less disciplined. We hand it over willingly to
social media, to television, to what other people are doing,
thinking, or saying.” —@dailystoic
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