Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Author(s): Bill Burnett; Dave Evans

Self-help

#1 New York Times Bestseller  An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: 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

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781101875322
  • : Alfred A. Knopf
  • : Alfred A. Knopf
  • : 0.485344
  • : September 2016
  • : 1 Inches X 6.1 Inches X 8.6 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Burnett; Dave Evans
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : good
  • : 272