These are my notes to the book Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. The book consists of many individual tactics that can be used to create time for what is important. Below is an explanation of the general framework and the approaches I found most useful.
To start of the new year, I want to share my favorite three books from last year. The topics range from leadership to a biography to self-improvement. All three books gave me a lot to think about and I highly recommend reading them.
I am currently writing my master’s thesis and have been thinking a lot about creativity and inspiration lately. Sometimes, I look for inspiration in order to find new ways to improve the structure of my work or I’m looking for a creative spark to solve another kind of problem.
In the last couple of days, I’ve read the book Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelly, who both work at IDEO. The book empowers people to be more creative, which according to them lies in all of us. Sometimes, it just needs a little nudge in the right direction. In the book, there is a chapter called “Spark – from blank page to insight”. It provides several concepts to cultivate a creative spark by changing the questions we ask. So, how?
Some days ago I watched an interview with a comedian explaining the process of how they set up sketches: the topic, the environment, the characters… For example, he was talking about the power of prejudices and how they use them to play with the viewer’s thoughts. If you’re interested, here is the video: