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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 2016-09-20
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101875339

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Introduction: life by design -- Start where you are -- Building a compass -- Wayfinding -- Getting unstuck -- Design your lives -- Prototyping -- How not to get a job -- Designing your dream job -- Choosing happiness -- Failure immunity -- Building a team -- Conclusion: a well designed life

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: William Burnett (Consulting professor of design)
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 2016
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101875322

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A well-designed life means a life well-lived. Whether you’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?’ The phenomenally successful Life Design course, devised by Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to mid-career professionals to retirees contemplating a whole new future. Now in book form for the first time, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you. Using lots of real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping you will learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life that’s better by a design of your own making.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2016-09-15
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473522312

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Design plays an essential role in our daily lives. You don't have to be a designer to design your life. But it doesn't hurt to have some professional help. It took designer Vince Frost more than 25 years as a professional to appreciate the power of the design process as a means for improving his life. 'If my design process brings value to me, perhaps it can bring value to others. Or, more radically, bring others to recognise their own value.' This book will not solve your problems. You have to do that yourself. But this book will inspire you to work better at living better.

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Genre: Life skills
Author: Vince Frost
Publisher: Lantern
Release: 2014
File: 242 Pages
ISBN-13: 1921383879

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"A joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints--time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You cannot have everything, and if you want more out of it, you have to be creative about how to make what you need and what you want co-exist. This requires design thinking. Design the Life You Love uses a simple but proven creative thinking and design process to give ordinary people new tools to think about life differently, and also includes fascinating examples from the world of art and design that relate to each step of the process, plus guided creative exercises. Turn constraints into opportunities with optimism and holistic thinking using four simple steps: taking the whole apart, forming a new point of view, putting it back together, and giving it form. The striking design and Ayse Birsel's hand-drawn art and type set off her brilliant, life-changing design process, empowering and inspiring readers to create a better life"--

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Ayse Birsel
Publisher:
Release: 2015
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781607748816

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A few years ago, Lancashire-born Debbie Travis dared to dream about a whole new direction in life - a plan to turn a 13th-century farmhouse in Tuscany into a unique hotel and retreat for people who need change. Her new book draws directly on her own experiences and the uplifting stories of personal u-turns shared by women who have come to her retreats. Debbie's 'commandments' will inspire anyone who has lost track of who they are or what they want to be; anyone who finds themselves standing at a crossroads wondering 'What s next for me?'

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Author: Debbie Travis
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release: 2020-03-31
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735274785

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Design Your Life is a series of irreverent and realistic snapshots about objects and how we interact with them. By leading design thinker Ellen Lupton and her twin sister Julia Lupton, it shows how design is about much more than what's bought at high-end stores or the modern look at IKEA. Design is critical thinking: a way to look at the world and wonder why things work, and why they don't. Illustrated with original paintings of objects both ordinary and odd, Design Your Life casts a sharp eye on everything from roller bags, bras, toilet paper, and stuffed animals to parenting, piles, porches, and potted plants. Using humor and insight Ellen and Julia explore the practical side of everyday design, looking at how it impacts your life in unexpected ways and what you can do about it. Speaking to the popular interest in design as well as people's desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world, this thoughtful book takes a fresh and humorous approach to make some serious points about the impact of design on our lives. Find out what's wrong with the bras, pillows, potted plants, and the other hopeless stuff you use, buy, clean, water, or put away everyday. Discover how to secretly control the actions of those around you by choosing and placing objects carefully. Find out how roller bags are threatening civilization, and how the layout of your own house might be making you miserable. Use the tools of self-publishing to take the power of branding into your own hands. Taking a fresh, funny look at parenthood, housekeeping, entertaining, time management, crafting, and more, Design Your Life shows you how to evaluate the things you use, and how to recognize forms of order that secretly inhabit the messes of daily life, be it a cluttered room or a busy schedule. Use this book to gain control over your environment and tap into the power of design to communicate with friends, family, and the world.

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Genre: Design
Author: Ellen Lupton
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release: 2009-05-12
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781429994231

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The internationally renowned designer and entrepreneur helps women look and be the very best version of themselves with this strong, sexy style guide filled with practical and inspirational tips and personal insights gleaned from her own journey in life and business. “As a teen, I’d draw the type of glamorous clothes and accessories I longed for. In retrospect I realize that I was a designing the life I wanted and would one day achieve.” As a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and working mother, Rachel Roy has a unique perspective on how fashion defines who we are—and who we want to be. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood in California, she envisioned the life she lives today. The head of her own fashion business, she’s a successful, hard-working entrepreneur who believes through style we can help design the life we want to live. Design Your Life is the embodiment of Rachel’s ethos—a style guide every woman, no matter what stage of life she is in, needs to help her define and implement her personal look, motivate her to focus on the person she wants to be and the job she aspires to have, and make choices based on where she wants to go. Rachel offers hands-on tips for developing personal style while staying true to yourself, using and updating what’s in your closest, and adding essential pieces to your wardrobe. Throughout, she shares stories from her own life and the vital role fashion and style has played each step of the way. Elegantly designed and illustrated with more than fifty exclusive color line drawings, filled with her passion, vision, and commitment to empowerment, Design Your Life takes fashion one step further—from looking great to becoming great, from the inside out.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Rachel Roy
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-03-15
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062405142

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"Many people operate under the dysfunctional belief that they just need to find out what they are passionate about. Once they know their passion, everything else will somehow magically fall into place. We hate this idea for one very good reason: most people don't know their passion." - Bill Burnett "Our problems become our story, and we can all get stuck in our stories. Deciding" - Bill Burnett "Designers don't agonize. They don't dream about what could have been. They don't spin their wheels. And they don't waste their futures by hoping for a better past. Life designers see the adventure in whatever life they are currently building and living into. This is how you choose happiness." - Bill Burnett ***Bill Burnett & Dave Evans' book, "Designing your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life" offers practical, easy-to-follow advice to attain the life you always wanted--even if you don't know what that is yet. Don't miss this step-by-step guide to Designing your Life.*** What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? How to use design thinking to get unstuck and figure out what to do with your life. How dysfunctional beliefs keep you from living the life you want. How to create a life that is constantly evolving, generative, and full of surprises. How to articulate your Workview and Lifeview and balance the core areas of your life. How to reframe your work or life problems and find solutions without changing your circumstances. How to build life prototypes and fail at small learning experiences so you don't waste years chasing dreams that don't pan out. How to use the beginner's mind to find hidden opportunities and design your dream job. How to extract value from setbacks and develop immunity to the sting of failure. How to find happiness by making well-designed choices and living confidently into them. Book Summary ReviewShort of having a killer body and being world famous, there is a tested and straightforward solution to every challenge you have, and Burnett and Evans have been teaching the secret to Stanford wonks for years. Design thinking has helped hundreds of their students resolve some of their most pressing problems and dilemmas, and it can do the same for you too. The duo reminds you - with the clarity and assurance that's only the reserve of seasoned instructors - that it's okay if you are sixty and haven't figured out your life yet because everyone has multiple life versions to figure out. This book will transform the way you look at your career, health, family, and money problems - and just about any other wicked problem you have. The step-by-step insights contained therein will nudge you to work on the crises you have been shelving for years. Click Buy Now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!

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Author: Fastreads
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-12-01
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 1540754154

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Don't spend your whole life searching for the right job; make it the most important job to design the right life. Pernille Spiers-Lopez left Denmark for the United States as a young, naïve entrepreneur. Years later, she became CEO of IKEA North America and then Global HR manager for 130,000 employees. But she soon learned—staring at the roof of the ambulance that was rushing her to the ER—that the job had a price. So this is success. I am away from my family, my children, and my life. This can’t really be success... In Design Your Life, follow Pernille on her journey of personal struggle and triumph. Be with her as she climbs out of her own self-denial and darkest day. Watch her summon the focus and strength within to carve out a life by design and discover a more balanced paradigm of living, one in which success is defined not by how much money we make but by our personal leadership and commitment to ourselves and others.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Pernille Spiers-Lopez
Publisher: Beyond Words
Release: 2014-10-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 1582705429

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