Book Sips #3— ‘Sprint’ by Jake Knapp

Josh Morales
Dec 12, 2019 · 2 min read

This book chapter’s are ‘Monday’ to ‘Friday’: I encourage you to read this book in just 5 days as I did, and trust me, it will take you no more than 30 minutes each chapter. You can start today!

Sprints are a thing nowadays, but they weren’t so when Jake Knapp and then together with other folks from GV started to shape such an effective problem-solving process.

Based on the well-known design thinking mantra build-test-repeat, ‘Sprint’ is one of these books that empowers yourself with straight-forward yet smart techniques to end up testing with real customers on Friday a solution that started to be hinted on Monday. Even more, it includes checklists and tips for the sessions’ facilitators too. A sip:

‘It’s what work should be about (not wasting time in endless meetings, then seeking camaraderie in a team-building event at a bowling alley) but working together to build something that matters to real people. This is the best use of your time. This is a sprint.’

‘Sprint’ book by Jake Knapp coming out a leather shoulder bag
‘Sprint’ book by Jake Knapp coming out a leather shoulder bag
‘Sprint’ book by Jake Knapp

When problems arise don’t run in circles, go all in for a great sprint!

#joshdixit


Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz

Why read?

Do you feel your most innovative ideas get lost in the sauce? With simple steps and dedication, the method presented by Jake Knapp will get your proposals up and running in a flash. If you want to make an impact in your organization get this book.

257 pages, Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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