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Four Ways You (and Your Colleagues) Can Recharge

In North America, winter is closing in on its last few weeks (at least, according to the calendar). Some of us have had mild winters, and others on the coasts have been pummeled with snowstorms.

Today in Cincinnati, Time Timer’s HQ, it’s rainy and 40 degrees F, which in my opinion is the least motivating weather possible. I want to stay under blankets all day, and for that matter, so does my dog.

Wherever you are, the end of February is a good time to revisit the new year and recharge your batteries for success. Get started with these four tips.  Photo credit: Fast Company Design

A Time Timer for Every Family Member

Our Friends and Family sale is here! To celebrate, we’ve got Time Timer ® gift ideas for every member of your family.


The Time Timer MOD ® Sprint Edition is recognized by the innovation experts at Google Ventures as their secret weapon for productive brainstorming and meetings. We created the Time Timer MOD Sprint Edition to complement Sprint, the book by Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp, which features the Time Timer. Each MOD Sprint Edition comes with a handy Quick Start Guide that highlights the key principles of a "design sprint" framework as developed by Google teams across the industry.

Thank you, MOMCON2016

We recently returned from MOMCON in Milwaukee, where we shared the Time Timer ® with moms from the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International.


As a family-based company, all of us at Time Timer ® loved being a part of this year’s celebration of inspiration and faith for moms. Before it was a household name, the  original Time Timer ® was founded in an everyday household in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio.


Jan Rogers struggled to help her daughter, Loran, keep track of time. She wasn’t old enough to read clocks and often missed the bus. So, mom Jan invented Time Timer, which features a patented red disk that shows elapsed time.

Get Ahead With Sprint Week (And a Special Time Timer Offer)!

We were honored when our friends at Google Ventures profiled Time Timer in their new book, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. They use the patented timer in Google Ventures innovation sessions to mark small chunks of time, giving an added sense of focus and urgency.


“It’s visible to everyone in the room in a way that no phone or iPad app could ever be,” author Jake Knapp explains. “And unlike with a traditional clock, no math is required to figure out how much time is remaining. When time is visible, it becomes very easy to understand and discuss.” 


We agree that the Time Timer is a great tool for businesses and innovation, which is why we encourage you to participate in Google Venture’s Sprint Week. Just plan a sprint, as described in the book, for the week of April 18-22. By signing up at this link, you’ll receive exclusive daily videos from the Sprint team in your inbox, along with access to an online Q&A with Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. 


And don’t forget the Time Timer! To help celebrate the first Sprint Week, we are offering 25% off the Time Timer MOD Sprint Edition with the code SPRINTWEEK*. For instant Time Timer access before Sprint Week, download the Time Timer app

Watch this to learn more about the Time Timer MOD Sprint Edition. 


*Coupon good through 4/30. Valid only on website sales from to the U.S. and select territories.