BOOKS

Delivering Happiness is the story of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. He shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of your customers and employees, you can create a successful company. Zappos was purchased by Amazon for over 1 billion dollars.

 

The coaching habit distills the essentials of coaching to seven questions that will guide any leader trying to do better.

 

Start with Why because in business it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it. Steve Jobs, the Wright Brothers, and Martin Luther King have one thing in common: they started with “why”.

 

This is Marketing explains how truly powerful marketing is grounded in empathy, generosity, and emotional labor.

 

The design of everyday things is a powerful appeal for good design and a reminder of how-and why- some products satisfy while others only disappoint.

Emotional Design shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention of new technologies and products.

 

Happy by design explores how buildings, spaces, and cities affect our moods.

 

Joyful: The surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness.

 

The secret lives of color are the fascinating stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues.

 

The shaping of us uses insights from environmental psychology, design, and architecture to reveal the often imperceptible ways in which our surroundings influence our behavior.

 

Wellbeing interiors explores how the design of spaces impacts our wellbeing and provides specialists with the guidance necessary to apply the knowledge on projects.

 

Beauty explores the transformative power of beautiful design.

 

MEDIA

30×40 Design Workshop – Architecture tutorials, portfolio and design advice for students and professionals, architecture short courses, sketching and drawing workshops, architectural essays, product + book reviews.

 

The school of life s a global organization helping people to find perspective and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.

 

Freakonomics, a podcast about the hidden side of everything.

 

Invisibilia – Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions.

 

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

 

The Futur – learning platform dedicated to teaching designers how to build a business doing what they love.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

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