Gary Bacon

Favorite Books

These are the books that have influenced me the most. Made me who I am today.

The Hard Thing About Hard ThingsThe Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
by Ben Horowitz
Turning ProTurning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work
by Steven Pressfield
The Four Agreements The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

by Seth Godin

At the top of the list of my favorite books. I try to read it once a year. It’s where I learned the concept of being a true artist, doing The Work, and fighting Resistance. Such a great piece. Learn to squash fears, take initiative, and create the remarkable.
📙 Book Review

Creative Confidence

by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

This book is amazing. Loved it. It details the definition and process of design thinking. I’ve been a big fan of IDEO. This is a glimpse into both IDEO and Standford’s D School.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Speaks of creativity, fear that accompanies any artist/creative, and reinforces making your Art. It talks of Big Magic, or Flow as some call it and inversely Resistance which tries to sabotage one’s efforts.

The Power of Less

by Leo Babauta

Do the Work

by Steven Pressfield

The Gifts of Imperfection

by Brené Brown