Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You
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Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You


*** The #1 New York Times Bestseller ***

Whether we’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want – and how to get it.

Their phenomenally successful Life Design course has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to mid-career professionals to retirees contemplating a whole new future. Now in book form for the first time, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you.

Using real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping, you will learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life that’s better by a design of your own making.

Because a well-designed life means a life well-lived.

Title:Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages

    Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You Reviews

  • Savannah Peterson
    Sep 23, 2016

    What an excellent read! This is going to be my "Christmas of 2016" gift for friends and family. There's the reframe of a dysfunctional belief or Life Design tip for everyone inside. It's especially ti...

  • Allison
    Oct 21, 2016

    While I can come up with a few groups who might not benefit from this book, I would think in general most would take away something to help them in their approach to life. The authors provide helpful ...

  • Sara
    Oct 17, 2016

    I found the book to be helpful and worth reading. Many of the points they made were things that I'd previously considered, but they elaborated or reframed many of them and, especially important to me,...

  • Yazaid Ahmed
    Oct 11, 2016

    One of the most amazing books I have ever readI give it 5 stars because the concepts and ideas in it are so powerful and positive. Majority of them aligned perfectly well with even my faith.There are ...

  • Alex
    Sep 18, 2016

  • Jaron Dunford
    Nov 07, 2016

    In the United States, only 27% of college grads end up in a career related to majors.A well designed life is a life that is generative, it is constantly creative, productive, changing, evolving and th...

  • Happyreader
    Nov 25, 2016

    Suitable for this book, a reframing of all the make-a-change books you’ve read before. Design your way of a rut. Design happens as a response to a problem. Be curious about your current circumstance...

  • EB
    Jan 12, 2017

    The idea of applying design thinking to life was novel and intriguing to me. I took away and immediately began apply many concepts from the book. I can see myself returning to it over the years. There...

  • Andrea
    Oct 30, 2016

    For job seekers, students, or those looking for self-reflection. This book is incredibly useful for developing a plan to ensure that you are on the right path for your own goals. Using the "prototype"...

  • Rachel
    Oct 23, 2016

    I actually thought this was going to be more about life rather than focusing on just work. Dschool and DT apologists will insist that this stuff can be applied to life too, but that's a farking load o...