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

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*** 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
ISBN:1784740241
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...

  • James
    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...

  • Deborah
    Jan 31, 2017

    Try StuffHealth/Work/Play/Love dashboard1. Write a few sentences about how it's going in each of the 4 areas2. Mark where you are (0 to Full)3. Ask yourself if there's a design problem you'd like to t...

  • Melinda
    Dec 09, 2016

    Hearing a story about this book on NPR motivated me to purchase Designing Your Life: How to Think Like a Designer and Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. In all, I am pleased to have purchased and read t...

  • 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 ...

  • Alexis
    Feb 15, 2017

    While this book offered helpful advice, I found by the end that it was difficult to read and complete the activities. As someone who works with designers (and lives with one), I found it difficult to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Gaylord Dold
    Jan 04, 2017

    Only two Stanford academics could sell theidea that one designs a life the way one designsa car. Life surprises, daunts, accepts gratefullyand surrenders grudgingly--mostly those thingsthat people str...

  • Katherine Congleton
    Apr 17, 2017

    Read this. Now. I can't think of a better way to put the growth mindset into practice. This book inspires you to always stay curious, to always aim for alignment between your work and life values, and...

  • ChristinaHB
    Mar 07, 2017

    This book is excellent at *what it does*, which is providing a framework for thinking and working through major career changes. Even though I'm not looking for a new job, I found plenty of useful exer...