Unpacking Design

Episode 98 – Unpacking Mike’s Recent Book Recommendations

Episode Summary

Looking for book recommendations for 2020 that will inspire your creative life as a designer? In this episode of Unpacking Design, Mike shares five books that he has found to be inspirational at the end of 2019 for his life as a designer. He shares a brief overview of each book and the reasons why he recommends them to creative professionals.

Episode Notes

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Looking for book recommendations for 2020 that will inspire your creative life as a designer? In this episode of Unpacking Design, Mike shares five books that he has found to be inspirational at the end of 2019 for his life as a designer. He shares a brief overview of each book and the reasons why he recommends them to creative professionals.

Mike talks about his first book recommendation, Superbetter by Jane McGonigal and the way that designers can overcome problems in their career by thinking about it as a game where every difficulty can be overcome. He transitions into a discussion about Austin Kleon’s book, Keep Going, which is helpful for designers who are feeling stuck or unmotivated in their career.

Then, Mike talks about another one of his favorite books, Atomic Habits by James Clear, which teaches readers how to create positive habits through simple tips like creating the paths of least resistance. He shares a book that he personally found helpful for learning about what it’s like to be an architect through a book by Gary Unger called Your Architecture Career. Lastly, Mike ends on Simon Sinek’s book, the Infinite Game, which he has found to be the most inspirational for thinking ahead and planning his career around the long-term outlook of continued practice.

Join us as we talk about Mike’s five book recommendations related to career development in this episode of Unpacking Design.

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