SPRINT Authors Have Diverse Backgrounds


On Friday, June 3, I present the best-selling book, Sprint: Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days (New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2016) at the First Friday Book Synopsis at the Park City Club in Dallas.

To obtain information and register, click HERE.

Here is a brief biography of each of the three authors, as presented from the book’s website.  I am sure you will agree that their backgrounds are quite diverse.

Jake Knapp created the Google Ventures sprint process and has run more than a hundred Knapp Picturesprints 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.

Zeratsky PictureJohn 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 JournalFast 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 Kowitzof “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.

 

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