Self-Renewal: I read this book at least twice a month. It helps re-center my thinking about work, life, and the challenging pursuit of change.
5 Books About Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
When I moved to Silicon Valley, I donated all of my books to Designer Fund in San Francisco. It’s freeing to let go of the past. I’ve found that it makes things a lot simpler for yourself — and it forces you to figure out what truly matters. As I wrote in a book on simplicity now over a decade ago: Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. [[ From mid-2018 I have started a YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/johnmaedaislearning ]]
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I’ll Have What She’s Having: When you discover that all that you do is simply a copy of all that you see around you, it puts life in perspective. We copy to survive.
Biology Coloring Workbook: Understanding something is all about knowing how the parts come together as a whole. We fill in the pieces until we see the bigger picture.
Mismatch: The topic of Inclusion is difficult to understand but vital as a means to live life to its fullest — in service to others around us.
The Crossroads of Should and Must: Spending three years in Silicon Valley exposed me to a kind of optimism that is hard to explain. Elle’s book does it perfectly.
Painting by Jane Mount of my book shelf in 2012.