Jake Knapp created the Google Ventures sprint process and has run more than a hundred sprints with startups such as 23andme, Slack, Nest, and Foundation Medicine. Previously, Jake worked at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.
John Zeratsky has designed mobile apps, medical reports, and a daily newspaper (among other things). Before joining Google Ventures, he was a design lead at YouTube and an early employee of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. John writes about design and productivity for Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Wired. He studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin.
Braden Kowitz founded the Google Ventures design team in 2009 and pioneered the role of “design partner” at a venture capital firm. He has advised close to two hundred startups on product design, hiring, and team culture. Before joining Google Ventures, Braden led design for several Google products, including Gmail, Google Apps for Business, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Trends.
Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.
Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.
Eyal provides readers with:
• Practical insights to create user habits that stick.
• Actionable steps for building products people love.
• Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.
While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.
Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.
Anda mungkin beruntung memiliki pekerjaan atau proyek mendatang dengan visi yang cemerlang. Namun, upaya mewujudkan visi ini sering kali tak mudah. Setiap hari Anda gampang sekali terjebak dalam berbagai hal: surel yang seolah tiada habisnya, tenggat yang molor, rapat-rapat seharian yang menyita waktu, dan proyek jangka panjang yang hanya berdasarkan asumsi. Sudah waktunya Anda mencoba Sprint, sebuah metode untuk memecahkan masalah dan menguji ide-ide baru, menyelesaikan lebih banyak hal dengan efisien.
Buku ini ada ditulis Jake Knapp, pendiri Google Ventures yang tersohor itu, menuntun Anda merasakan pengalaman menerapkan metode yang telah mendunia ini.
- Sprint mewujudkan pengeksekusian ide besar hanya dalam lima hari.
- Menuntun tim Anda dengan deretan checklist lengkap, mulai dari Senin hingga Jumat.
- Menjawab segala pertanyaan penting yang sering kali hanya disimpan di benak mereka yang sedang menguji ide/konsep/produk.
- Sprint juga membantu Anda lebih menikmati prosesnya. Anda bisa mengamati dan bergabung dengan ratusan dari pelaku Sprint di seluruh dunia melalui tagar #sprintweek.
Tak ada yang lebih seru dari proses ini, dan Anda benar-benar harus mencobanya sendiri. Ayo, kita mulai!
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Método criado pelo designer Jake Knapp no período em que ele trabalhava no Google, era usado para tudo na empresa, do aperfeiçoamento do mecanismo de buscas ao Google Hangouts, com o foco em desenvolver e testar ideias em apenas cinco dias. Knapp se juntou mais tarde a Braden Kowitz e John Zeratsky no Google Ventures, braço da companhia dedicado ao investimento em novos negócios, e juntos eles conduziram e completaram mais de cem sprints em empresas de telefonia, e-commerce, saúde, finanças e muito mais.
Sprint serve para equipes de todos os tamanhos, de pequenas startups até os maiores conglomerados, e pode ser aplicado por qualquer um que tenha uma grande oportunidade, problema ou ideia e precise começar a trabalhar já.