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...
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 it back. 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 be about? 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 author. 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 LINKS John Zeratsky About Me https://about.me/jazer
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