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New York Times Bestseller

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

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About the book

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 Design Sprint. 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 two hundred sprints with startups in enterprise, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, climate, artificial intelligence, 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.

“Read this book and do what it says if you want to build better products faster.”

—Ev Williams, Founder of Twitter and Medium

“Jake Knapp and the team at Google Ventures have refined an efficient, hands-on approach to solving your product, service and experience design challenges.”

—Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO

“Powerful methods for hatching ideas, solving problems, and testing solutions.”

—Charles Duhigg, Author of The Power of Habit

“Every business leader I know worries about the same thing: Are we moving fast enough? The genius of Sprint is its step-by-step breakdown of what it takes to do work that matters with speed and urgency. A sprint is a cure for what ails companies in an ever faster world.”

—Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE

“A transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization.”

—Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup

“Sprint teaches you a novel process for solving really thorny problems in just 5 days. It's full of helpful, entertaining stories that will make it easier for you to succeed. What more do you want from a book? I wish all business books were this useful.”

—Dan Heath, Author of Made to Stick

The official step-by-step guide to running a Design Sprint

About the authors

Jake Knapp spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint process. He’s written two books, Sprint and Make Time, coached teams at places like Slack, LEGO, IDEO, and NASA, and has been a guest instructor at MIT and the Harvard Business School.

John Zeratsky is a co-founder and startup investor at Character, bestselling author of Sprint and Make Time, and former design partner at GV. Previously, John was a design leader for YouTube, Google Ads, and FeedBurner, which was acquired by Google in 2007.

Braden Kowitz is a product designer and the co-founder of Range. He founded the Google Ventures design team in 2009 and pioneered the role of “design partner” at a venture capital firm. Before GV, he was an early designer at Google and studied Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon.

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