How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars. A must read for entrepreneurs of all stripes.” —Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies. Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than a hundred sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more. A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.
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How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7447

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
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How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1782

NEW YORK TIMES bestseller WALL STREET JOURNAL bestseller 'Sprint offers a transformative formua for testing ideas that works whether you're at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you'll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars. A must read for entrepreneurs of all stripes' Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough business problems, proven at more than 100 companies. Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than one hundred sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more. A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.
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A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products

Author: Richard Banfield,C. Todd Lombardo,Trace Wax

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491923148

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 272

View: 1675

With more than 500 new apps entering the market every day, what does it take to build a successful digital product? You can greatly reduce your risk of failure with design sprints, a process that enables your team to prototype and test a digital product idea within a week. This practical guide shows you exactly what a design sprint involves and how you can incorporate the process into your organization. Design sprints not only let you test digital product ideas before you pour too many resources into a project, they also help everyone get on board—whether they’re team members, decision makers, or potential users. You’ll know within days whether a particular product idea is worth pursuing. Design sprints enable you to: Clarify the problem at hand, and identify the needs of potential users Explore solutions through brainstorming and sketching exercises Distill your ideas into one or two solutions that you can test Prototype your solution and bring it to life Test the prototype with people who would use it
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Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Author: Noah Scalin,Mica Scalin

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760351945

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 4373

"Creative Sprint is an interactive workbook with six 30-day sprints full of prompts to get you drawing, journaling, taking photos, making collages, or anything creative that you choose to do"--
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Author: Ellen Labrecque

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1633627667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1020

This book discusses the science behind various elements of track and field, particularly sprinting. The chapters examine case studies of famous sports moments, explain how the athletes perform these actions, and document the history of how scientists, doctors, and coaches have been working to make these sports safer. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. A timeline provides history, key developments, and advancements associated with the sport.
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by Jake Knapp with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz | Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1683780116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 38

View: 8100

Sprint by Jake Knapp with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz | Summary & Analysis Preview: A sprint is a lightning-speed process to isolate a company’s most pressing problem and find its solution within a week. This speedy process was developed by author Jake Knapp and his co-authors in their work with Google Ventures, which invested in startups and other companies and needed to bring them to success expediently and efficiently. While the Google Ventures team became experts in this process, Sprint was written to share the practice with other companies that typically rely on the traditional brainstorm to generate new ideas quickly. Instead, the authors view the brainstorm as a failed concept for effecting meaningful change. No longer does a company need the experts from Google Ventures to come in. The process is simple enough that any company or team within a company can conduct its own sprint… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Sprint · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
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Author: Jennifer Lewis-Hall

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401932452

Category: Self-Help

Page: 207

View: 2950

Navigating Life’s Challenges and Finding Your Pathway to Success! Join veteran reporter Jennifer Lewis-Hall as she shows you how to attain success even when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Discover the keys to attaining fulfillment in all areas of your life and moving beyond the barriers that can hold you back. This book provides an invigorating and fresh new perspective, offering key strategies showing you how to enrich your inner being and achieve all that you can as you strive to achieve your goals.
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How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0525572430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8104

"A charming manifesto—as well as an intrepid do-it-yourself guide to building smart habits that stick. If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book."—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint, a simple 4-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day. Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, "The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!" or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I'll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that's exactly what we do. Why? In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people's priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn't mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That's what this book is about. As creators of Google Ventures' renowned "design sprint," Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products from Gmail to YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-size tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles. 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 busyness and distraction. A must-read 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.
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Author: Mike Linksvayer,Michael Mandiberg,Mushon Zer-Aviv

Publisher: Lowercase Press

ISBN: 9780984475018

Category: Computers

Page: 182

View: 6986

The true nature of collaborative culture as a form of creative expression in the context of digital and network technologies has remained elusive, a buzzword often falling prey to corporate and ideological interests. This book was collaboratively written by six authors, as an experimental five day Book Sprint in January 2010. Developed under the aegis of transmediale.10, this third publication in the festival's parcours series resulted in the initiation of a new vocabulary on the forms, media and goals of collaborative practice. In June 2010, the book was rewritten as a part of the Re: Group exhibition at Eyebeam, NY. This second edition invited three new authors to challenge the free culture sentiment underlying the original writing. The result is a deliberately multi-voiced tone pondering the merits and shortcomings of this new emerging ideology
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Development and Prospects

Author: Bent Greve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317103505

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 7611

Long-term care is an increasingly important issue in many contemporary welfare states around the globe given ageing populations. This ground-breaking book provides detailed case studies of 11 EU-member states’ welfare regimes within Europe to show how welfare states organize, structures and deliver long-term care and whether there is a social investment perspective in the delivery of long-term care. This perspective is important because the effect of demographic transitions is often used as an argument for the existence of economic pressure on welfare states and a need for either direct retrenchment or attempts to reduce welfare state spending. The book’s chapters will look specifically into how different welfare states have focussed on long-term care in recent years and what type of changes have taken place with regard to ageing populations and ambitions to curb increases in public sector spending in this area. They describe the development in long-term care for the elderly after the financial crisis and also discuss the boundaries between state and civil society in the different welfare states' approaches to the delivery of care.
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The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Author: Jenny Blake

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7133

"Updated with a new afterword."--Front cover.
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The Key to Exponential Growth

Author: Val Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119222575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2391

Unlock explosive growth potential with the true model of modern leadership Thoughtfully Ruthless lays out the secret to rapid business growth by showing you how to magically invent more time, catapult your energy, and boost the productivity of your resources. Author Val Wright has worked with leaders of all stripes—from doctors to musicians to Fortune 50 C-suite executives—to help them unlock their potential and achieve the next level of success. Her experiences have shown time and time again that it's not the economy, or the market conditions, or the competition that's holding your business back. The secret to exponential growth lies within how leaders ruthlessly manage their time, energy, and resources in parallel. Everyone is on a virtual center stage with the whole world watching and reporting every move, leaders need to know how to be ruthless in a thoughtful way. This book shows you how to become that kind of leader, and how to adopt the habits, skills, and practices of some of the most successful business leaders of our time. You'll learn how to become sensibly selfish, how to spend your time and energy, and what issues to delegate or ignore so you can clear your slate to focus on what really matters to you. In a world where rapid growth is the new norm, we have input overload. Leadership is much-lauded but commonly under-practiced in business today. This book is designed to help you shape your leadership to drive business growth, get you promoted faster, and create a life that you love. Recover your time and energy away from black holes Focus on the factors that really impact your business Identify and build the all-star team you need tomorrow—today Create magnetic support and followership Learn the secret to pulling ahead of the competition With all the boardroom handwringing about products, the new consumer, and financial results, it's easy to get sucked into issues that ultimately have only a granular effect on real growth. Thoughtfully Ruthless leadership differentiates remarkable leaders and companies. This book provides a model for growth-oriented leadership, and lays out the essential practices you should start today.
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Author: David P. Anderson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494357115

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 5987

High school freshman, Casey Clougherty, learns the value of friendship in this coming-of-age story set in New England during the mid 1980's. Casey and his friends set out on a quest to find the man who saved Casey from a beating while they are hunted by the vengeful Hank, the high school bully. Casey hopes the pursuit will bring him closer to his friend Denise, the prettiest girl in school. Can he find his hero before Hank gets to him first? For all ages (13-113) and genders. A mystery wrapped in a coming-of-age story. Attractive complex heroes, beautiful, charming heroine, viscous, evil villain. Nostalgic trip back to the 1980's.
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The Ultimate Playbook to Evolve Your Business and Change the World for the Better

Author: Salim Ismail,Francisco Palao,Michelle Lapierre

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781635765199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2630

A step-by-step guide for any organization that wants to stay ahead of industry disruption and leverage the opportunities presented by exponential technologies to achieve exponential growth, from globally-recognized technology strategist and bestselling author of Exponential Organizations, Salim Ismail, and thought leaders Francisco Palao and Michelle Lapierre.
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Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past

Author: Geoffrey A. Moore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006204091X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7369

“Readthis book to learn how to create a company as powerful as Apple.”—Guy Kawasaki,former chief evangelist of Apple InEscape Velocity Geoffrey A. Moore, author of the marketing masterwork Crossingthe Chasm, teaches twenty-first century enterprises how to overcome thepull of the past and reorient their organizations to meet a new era ofcompetition. The world’s leading high-tech business strategist, Moore connectsthe dots between bold strategies and effective execution, with an action planthat elucidates the link between senior executives and every other branch of acompany. For readers of Larry Bossidy’s Execution,Clay Christensen’s Innovator’s Solution, and Gary Vaynerchuck’sCrush It!, and for anyone aiming for the pinnacle of business success, EscapeVelocity is an irreplaceable roadmap to the top.
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A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

Author: Kenneth S. Rubin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137043295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

View: 6313

The must-have practitioner's guide and manager's reference to Scrum, today's #1 agile process: fast-track knowledge for every decision-maker * *An ideal quick-start guide for technically savvy professionals and managers with no Scrum/Agile experience: serves a vital need and fills a major market void. *Exceptionally accessible: designed to be read cover-to-cover on one cross-country flight. *Two color format, packed with illustrations and margin notes that draw instant attention to key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. This easy-to-read, easy-to-use book brings together all the non-technical information managers and practitioners need to evaluate and get started with Scrum, today's #1 Agile process. Filling a major gap in the marketplace, it demystifies Scrum and Agile with simple, fast-paced explanations, more than 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, and quick paragraph summaries that deliver instant insights on key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. Kenny Rubin draws on more than a decade of experience implementing Scrum and training more than 3,000 Scrum practitioners at all levels. He delivers fasttrack familiarity with all aspects for Scrum for every technically savvy practitioner and manager who hasn't worked with agile methods before. Coverage includes: * *Why so many organizations are adopting Scrum, and how it has evolved. *Essential Scrum/Agile concepts and roles. *How to start a Scrum project or product. *How to manage product backlogs. *Sprints, sprint meetings, and Scrum 'by the numbers' *Scaling and distributing Scrum. *Using Scrum on diverse types of development projects. *Choosing the right Scrum tools The book also includes a detailed glossary that can help every new Scrum participant 'get on the same page' with Scrum's terminology, as well as an up to-date bibliography for further exploration.
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It's a Marathon Not a Sprint - Everything You Need to Know about Sustainable Achievements

Author: Gordon Tredgold

Publisher: Panoma Press

ISBN: 9781909623279

Category: Leadership

Page: 224

View: 7352

Everyone has the potential to be an inspiring leader. Learn how! Simplicity, Transparency and Focus: understand what leadership really is about, learn how to apply powerful leadership principles, see the impact that leadership can have, become an inspiring leader. This book shows how to use leadership to achieve sustainable long-term success. Success quickly achieved is easily lost, and that's why leadership is a marathon and not a sprint.
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