Here’s a incomplete list of titles I have read. Some are directly related to design, others far removed, but they all have had an impact on my way of thinking. I update this list every time I finish a book. Use the ISBN number to find it from your local library or anywhere else.
Peter Thiel & Blake MastersRecommend 9/10 - Date read
In this book you will find some independent views on business, down to earth, analytical approach and well articulated thoughts on how to build a company. Notes on Startups is a book by venture capitalist, PayPal co-founder, and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel along with Blake Masters. Very well articulated thoughts, questions and insights about how to build a company.
Amanda GefterRecommend 9/10 - Date read
Wow, this book just blows my mind. An amazing trip through the lens of Amanda Gefter. She take you on a journey trying to find the ultimate reality. What is ultimate real in the universe and beyond? Cosmology in the trues sense. If you want a quick update about cosmology today, I can highly recommend this book.
Alan WattsRecommend 9/10 - Date read
Pieter Jongerius & Gert Hans BerghuisRecommend 8/10 - Date read
Get educated about scrum design processes with this book. Inspiring and concise written, and above all practical. First book I have read about scrum, from a design agency Fabrique.
Rolf PottsRecommend 8/10 - Date read
I can relate strongly to the vagabonding lifestyle Rolf Potts is describing. Travel to meet people and get wonderful experiences. Not to confuse with vacation, it’s a way of live.
Wim Hof & Koen de JongRecommend 7/10 - Date read
Short and focused book about the finding from Wim Hof aka The Icemen. Little bit about his background but mostly about the breathing technic, cold exposure, experience as well the science behind it. A good read if you want to know more about Wim Hof and a biut of background how he came about the 'Wim Hof Methode'.
Robert WringhamRecommend 7/10 - Date read
I found this to be a clear and to-the-point written book about escaping the trappings of modern life. Written in a witty, easy-to-read, informal style. As the title suggest, Robert Wringham argues persuasively that we need to very carefully examine how and why we are potentially or actually caught in ‘The Trap’ of unfulfilling work, bureaucracy, rampant consumption and consumerism, debt and, for many, the quiet desperation of various causes of stress, isolation and unfulfilled lives generally. A significant theme of the book hinges around examining our relationship to and ‘need’ for money. Don’t expect any detailed tools, tips or techniques about managing your personal finances there’s plenty of other tedious and boring books about that.