These are the books that have influenced me the most and made me who I am today.
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.
Gretchen Rubin introduces us to “The Four Tendencies”: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. The book provides great insight into human nature, social interactions, and those blindspots that we can’t see in ourselves. I’m a Questioner.
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.
Introduced me to minimalism.
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.