#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

Author Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Isbn 110187533X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

An interactive journal that serves as 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 can’t have everything, so you have to be creative to make what you want and what you need co-exist. Design the Life You Love is a joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you’ve always wanted, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Through four steps that reveal hidden skills and wisdom, anyone can design a life they love!

Author Ayse Birsel
Isbn 1607748827
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!" Inc's "10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018"Real Simple's "Best Books of 2018"Elle's "29 Best Books of 2018" TechCrunch's "Favorite Things of 2018" "This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet and founder of Quiet Revolution Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life. Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.

Author Ingrid Fetell Lee
Isbn 0316399280
Genre Psychology
Year 2018-09-04
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

The Design Thinking Life Playbook is for anyone who wants to have a fulfilling and joyful future. It's for all those who want to initiate change through self-empowerment and have the courage to think, act, and take advantage of their opportunities proactively. Whether you want to change your career, form healthier, stronger relationships, or plan the next stages of your life, this book will guide you to something better. Authors Michael Lewrick, Larry Leifer, and Jean-Paul Thommen are leading design thinking experts in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Michael Lewrick, Ph.D., is a featured speaker and teaches design thinking at various universities. With Leifer, Lewrick co-authored the international bestseller The Design Thinking Playbook as well as The Design Thinking Toolbox. Stanford Professor Larry Leifer, Ph.D., is one of the most influential personalities and pioneers in design thinking. Professor Jean-Paul Thommen, Ph.D., from the University of Zurich, is an expert on leadership, organizational development, and business ethics.

Author Michael Lewrick,Jean-Paul Thommen,Larry Leifer
Isbn 1119682258
Genre Design
Year 2020-07-17
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

“Looking to make a career change? Pivot is a book you will turn to again and again.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive If you've got the perfect job or business, congratulations. But if you are even a little bit uncertain that your current gig is the right one, it is time to start thinking about your next move. In the new world of work, it's the only move that matters. What's next? is a question we all have to ask and answer more frequently in an economy where the average job tenure is only four years, roles change constantly even within that time, and smart, motivated people find themselves hitting professional plateaus. But how do you evaluate options and move forward without getting stuck? Jenny Blake's solution: it's about small steps, not big leaps—and the answer is already right under your feet. This book will teach you how to pivot from a base of your existing strengths. Pivoting is a crucial strategy for Silicon Valley tech companies and startups. Jenny Blake—a former training and career development specialist at Google who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant and speaker—shows how pivoting can also be a successful strategy for individuals looking to make changes in their work lives, whether within their role, organization or business, or setting their sights on bigger shifts. When you pivot, you double down on your existing strengths and interests to move in a new, related direction, instead of looking so far outside of yourself for answers that you skip over your hard-won expertise and experience. It empowers you to navigate changes with flexibility and strength—now and throughout your entire career. Much like the lean business principles that took Silicon Valley by storm, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile, whether or not you are actively looking for a new position. No matter your age, industry, or bank account balance, Jenny's advice will help you move forward strategically. Her Pivot Method will teach you how to: · Double down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences. Identify what is working best and where you want to end up, then start to bridge the gap between the two. · Scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to analysis paralysis or compare and despair. Explore options by leveraging the network and experience you already have. · Run small experiments to determine next steps. Do side projects to test ideas for your next move, taking the pressure off so you don't need to have the entire answer up front. · Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction. Set benchmarks to decide when the time is right to go all-in on your new direction. Pivot also includes valuable insight for leaders who want to have more frequent career conversations with their teams to help talented people pivot within their roles and the broader organization. No matter your current position, one thing is clear: your career success and satisfaction depends on your ability to determine your next best move. If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

Author Jenny Blake
Isbn 0698406702
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

Are you one of the 123 million people in this world who is dissatisfied in your life? Do you run day-to-day on autopilot? Have you settled for “good enough”? Are risks just too risky? Are you living in a coma and don’t even know it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are living by default and not By Design! This book will help you discover a passion for life that extends beyond your career and material success—a passion that involves your identity, your self-worth, your relationships, and your health. It is time to emerge from your coma, embrace renewed vitality, and approach life By Design! In this dynamic hands-on guide, world-class success coach and motivational leader Tom Ferry reveals the secrets to achievement at work and at home, and how to create a greater balance between the two. This book will help you conquer the four addictions that are holding you back from living up to your greatest potential: addiction to the opinions of others, addiction to drama, addiction to the past, and addiction to worry. By becoming aware of these addictions, you will be better equipped to respond to uncertain times and to the challenges that crop up in your daily life. Tom Ferry’s unique six-step approach to living By Design will help you emerge from complacency into action and accomplishment. Step 1: Explore the Core Seven life assessments—your career, your intimate relationships, your finances, your physical body, your spirituality, your attitude about the world, and your intellectual self—and pinpoint the areas in which you want to improve. Step 2: Make the conscious, deliberate choice to change your life and find fulfillment, no matter the obstacles. Step 3: Create your Life! By Design by declaring what you want for yourself, defining your goals, and devising a concrete plan to make it happen. Step 4: Identify the actions you can take to ensure that you thrive in all areas of your life. Step 5: Visualize your life as you want it to be. This simple but profound exercise is a proven technique that will lock in your vision and will lead you toward achieving your goals. Step 6: Create accountability and structure to break old habits and gain the discipline required to live life to your fullest potential. It’s time to draw the line between the past and the present as you face your fears, and go for everything you really want. This is Life! By Design. And the results will astound you!

Author Tom Ferry,Laura Morton
Isbn 0345520661
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-05-04
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Look around you. Everything you see now was created by design, and every design is meant to address a problem that needs solving. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans' Designing Your Life presents us a way of thinking to design a life full of joy and meaning—no matter who we are, where we come from, what we do, and why we do it. The design thinking employed in creating those advancements in the industry and technology—from the chair you may be sitting on right now to the screen you are reading this from—is the same one you can use to plan and build those important areas in your life. A well-designed life is also a fulfilling one, productive and satisfying. In Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans also show how you can create options and follow through beyond that well-designed life—how you can build one that is also well-lived.

Author Goldmine Reads
Isbn 138707640X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-02-20
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are out of step with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated. By constructing more than 200 mini-documentaries of how students chose different postsecondary educational experiences, the authors explore the motivations for how and why people make the decisions that they do at a much deeper, causal level. By the end, you’ll know why you’re going and what you’re really chasing. The book: Identifies the five different Jobs for which students hire postsecondary education Allows you to see your true options for what’s next Offers guidance for how to successfully choose your pathway Illuminates how colleges and entrepreneurs can build better experiences for each Job The authors help readers understand not what job students want out of college, but what "Job" students are hiring college to do for them.

Author Michael B. Horn,Bob Moesta
Isbn 1119570131
Genre Education
Year 2019-08-20
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

Summary, Analysis & Review of Bill Burnett’s & Dave Evans’s Designing Your Life by Instaread Preview: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans is a self-help guide for people seeking to improve their lives and careers by thinking like designers. The book aims to spread the lessons taught in the authors’ “Designing Your Life” course at Stanford University, which helps students design their postgraduate lives. Designers see the world differently than most people. Where others will avoid or fear problems, designers seek them out. Where others will perceive failure and give up on a task, designers will prototype solutions and test them until they find the best possible course of action. By applying a designer’s unique way of approaching problems to aspects of their lives, people can attain more lasting happiness and fulfillment. The most important part of thinking like a designer is to learn how to reframe questions. Too often, non-designers consider a question and,,, PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Bill Burnett’s & Dave Evans’s Designing Your Life by Instaread · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Author Instaread
Isbn 1683785991
Genre Study Aids
Year 2016-11-18
Pages 38
Language English
File format PDF

Lifework is a step-by-step guide to find work you love, make money, and make a difference. Part book, part journal, it is a hands-on, action-oriented guide to navigate your career journey.

Author Wright,Drew Taylor
Isbn 1732920109
Genre Self-Help
Year 2018-12-15
Pages 104
Language English
File format PDF

"A must-read for any woman who is ready to design a life on her own terms.” – Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO, Girlboss Women: it’s time to break the good girl myths that are holding you back and share your true gifts with this groundbreaking book from Stanford University-trained designer and women’s leadership expert Majo Molfino. For thousands of years, women have been taught to be “good” instead of powerful. But when we embody the good girl, we hold back their voices and gifts in a world that desperately needs female perspectives. Drawing on countless coaching sessions and conversations with female leaders, Majo identifies five self-sabotaging tendencies (“the five Good Girl Myths”) every woman must overcome to unleash her power and design a more purposeful life: While there are many women’s leadership books, Majo uses her knowledge and training in design thinking (which is used by the world’s most innovative people and companies) to help you build creative confidence and break free from these disempowering myths once and for all. Discover how each myth negatively affects your relationships, career, and well-being and identify your primary good girl myth – the blindspot that’s zapping most of your power as a creative badass. If you’re a woman who can’t seem to get your voice or ideas out into the world, Break the Good Girl Myth will finally help you understand why and light the way out so you can become the woman you’re meant to be. Your time – our time – is now.

Author Majo Molfino
Isbn 0062894072
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-07-28
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

An Evidence-Based Approach to Personality and Leadership A leader’s bullying and constant dismissal of his team’s concerns nearly take down an entire company—and the global financial system. The U.S. Government has to provide a $182 billion bailout. A new CEO transforms a near-bankrupt auto company and its infamously competitive culture becomes more collaborative and thrives—making it the only auto manufacturer to not take bailout funds. These stories share a truth: Each leader’s personality set the course of their company’s future. We all know that IQ, education, knowledge, and technical skills are essential for professionals, but they alone are insufficient for effective leadership. Who you are as a person—your personality and character—drives leadership performance and determines who thrives and who fails. In Personality at Work, psychologist Ron Warren lays out the key personality traits that drive high performance—and the common traits that derail it. Warren clusters closely related traits into four dimensions of behavior: • Teamwork/Social Intelligence • Deference • Dominance • Grit/Task Mastery. Each cluster is broken down into personality traits—13 in all. Personality at Work draws from research using the renowned LMAP 360 with 20,000 leaders and 250,000 360-feedback raters. An assessment used at organizations around the world, LMAP 360 is used at Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Underwriter Laboratories, BearingPoint, Deloitte, Teach for America, Clayton Homes, and more than 35 hospital systems throughout the United States. Personality at Work integrates research on personality and performance, teamwork, communications, judgment, and decision-making. You will learn how to ... • Recognize your own personality patterns and those of colleagues • Understand the links between personality, leadership, and organizational effectiveness • Turn insights into action, leading with Grit and EQ to drive individual and team performance

Author Ronald Warren
Isbn 1259860361
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2017-02-24
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

唐鳳大聲推崇的工作法 知名企業博世(Bosch)、德鐵、西門子、BMW活化再造 21世紀最具影響力、最適合數位世代的新工作術 一種開放、透明、互連的工作方式,協助個人建立有效人脈、開拓新領域 面對職涯或人生,你是否有以下煩惱: l 現在的工作不是自己的志業,提不起勁 l 想要發展新事業,不知從何開始 l 渴望培養第二專長,卻沒有時間 l 感覺自己的人生卡住了,但好像別無選擇 l 面對工作環境感到窒息,希望改變 l 不知道自己想做什麼,該如何是好 試試WOL大聲工作法! 將改變你對工作的看法,重新定義自己的職涯與人生 【什麼是WOL?】 Working Out Loud(WOL)工作法是由約翰・史德普提出,藉由主動公開自己的工作內容、正在做或學習的事,建立人脈圈,並讓同個人脈圈的所有人都能互相分享及回饋,形成正向循環,將會累積信任、建立與他人的關連,可以幫你實現目標、發展技能、探索新議題、或展開職涯的下一步。如果WOL在組織內推行,也能達到文化變革等正面效益。 【WOL運動正在全世界發酵】 WOL已席捲超過數十個國家的企業,全球有成千上萬個團隊及個人採用這個方法(現已譯成十幾種語言),世界各地的WOL信徒更自動自發組成「同儕團體」(peer group),成立WOL圈,互助分享並發起WOL大會(WOLCONs)。知名企業如博世(Bosch)、德鐵、西門子、BMW皆引進WOL,在組織內推行。行政院政務委員唐鳳更多次提及自己推崇WOL工作法。 【運用WOL能帶來什麼好處?】 l 更深入瞭解我關心的事情 l 探索新領域的可能性 l 認識志同道合的人 l 精進謀生方式 l 找到新的角色 l 在目前的工作中獲得更多的認可 【WOL的五大要素】 #有意義的探索 針對想做的事、想過的生活,找到連結並開始實驗。 #人脈關係 建立有人情味的人脈及找到新關係。 #大方分享 樂於分享、不吝給予,秀出自己的價值。 #工作能見度 讓大家知道自己正在做什麼,或任何有助於他人的回饋。 #成長心態 允許犯錯、困難時求助,一種想要變得更好的心態。 【這些人因為WOL而改變……】 ☉莎賓在德國西門子人力資源部工作二十幾年後,透過WOL展現自己的專長,向外建立新人脈,而成為歐洲最具影響力的人力資源專家之一。 ☉二十多歲的安雅原本是小公司的秘書,順應公司的數位轉型,運用WOL讓老闆看見自己的能力,不僅被拔擢為社群經理,還主導跨公司的數位交流。 ☉來自墨西哥、不諳英語且沒有大學學歷的霍迪,因為WOL分享自己的發明與創見,順利成為一家機器人公司的執行長。 ☉布蘭登是一位失業的債券交易員,藉由WOL持續發展自己的攝影興趣,並回饋他人,三年後成為美國廣受喜愛的攝影師、作家、慈善家。 【12週找回工作與生活的主導權】 本書除了介紹WOL的緣起,也會分章詳細說明WOL的五大要素,並為讀者規劃十二週「WOL實踐計畫」,藉由三個關鍵問題,引領你跨出第一步: 1. 我想完成什麼? 2. 誰能幫我實現目標? 3. 我如何對他們貢獻一己之長,以加深我們的關係? 依循書中詳細的指引、故事和練習,一步步將WOL工作法引進生活,讓你克服不會成功、抗拒改變的想法。協助你完成WOL探索之旅,獲得更多的自主感、自信與共鳴,將會改變你做的事情,也會改變你對工作的感受,開創更好職涯與新機。 ★隨書附上【中文版獨家】《WOL大聲工作法12週練習隨身本》,馬上執行專屬於你的WOL工作法! 【本書特色】 ● 豐富的練習題及思考指引,幫助你找到職涯定位及人生方向。 ● 多元的案例故事,具體了解理論如何落實生活之中。 ● 12週WOL訓練,step by step帶你重塑工作、改變習慣、開拓人脈。 【各界好評推薦】 瓦基/閱讀前哨站 站長 唐鳳/RadicalxChange基金會理事 張國洋/大人學共同創辦人 劉奕酉/職人簡報與商業思維專家 鄭俊德/閱讀人主編或閱讀人 蘇書平/為你而讀執行長 ──共同推薦(依姓名筆畫順序排列) 「一本精簡、有力、重要的好書。它可以幫你看到,讓每個人把種種機會交織在一起以力行大方原則的無形連結。」──賽斯‧高汀(Seth Godin),暢銷書《這才是行銷》(This is Marketing)的作者 「這本書使工作變得更人性化。」──麥克‧布萊希特(Michael Brecht),戴姆勒公司(Daimler AG)勞資總會的會長 「WOL在博世內傳播的速度與好評令我刮目相看。WOL是這個緊密相連的世界迫切需要的一種思維。」──克里斯多夫‧庫貝爾(Christoph Kubel),博世(Bosch)的人力資源長兼董事 「WOL的簡單與人性化令人脫胎換骨。」──費雯‧戴爾(Vivien Dale),幫人類開啟超能力(Helping humans unlock their individual superpowers)

Author 約翰‧史德普(John Stepper)
Isbn 9864894099
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-12-16
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

Stop dreading Monday morning! Wherever you work, whatever you do, you can make your work life more fulfilling, more joyful...and it starts right here, right now, with this book. You’re holding the first practical, start-to-finish program for transforming your work life: all the tools, tricks, ideas, examples, and proven research you need to make it happen! Dive in, and discover how to improve all your interactions with colleagues…what really motivates you, and why...how to find the positive feedback and work experiences you desperately need...what you can learn today to become happier and more effective in your current job...when to quit, and how to find the work you’re meant to do. One day, one small step at a time, start building the work life you’ve always dreamt about...passionate, fun, and enormously successful! www.likeworkagain.com

Author Edward G. Muzio,Deborah J. Fisher PhD,Erv Thomas PE
Isbn 9780132703864
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2008-01-15
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF