Bookshelf

Here is a list of books I'm reading, planning to read, or enjoyed reading before. Includes non-fiction books on anthropology, design, disability, society, feminism, and life or work wisdom.

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What I'm reading

Work Wisdom

Find your Voice

Caroline Goyder

Work Wisdom

Playing Big

Tara Mohr

For Women Who Want to Speak Up, Stand Out and Lead

Work Wisdom

Talk

Elizabeth Stokoe

The Science of Conversation

Work Wisdom

The Book of Beautiful Questions

Warren Berger

The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead

What I read and loved

Design

Good Services

Lou Downe

How to design services that work

Society

Becoming

Michelle Obama

Design

Dark Matter and Trojan Horses

Dan Hill

A Strategic Design Vocabulary

Design

Content Design

Sarah Winters

Society

Doughnut Economics

Kate Haworth

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Anthropology

The Social Imagination

C. Wright Mills

Society

Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur

Work Wisdom

Four Thousand Weeks

Oliver Burkeman

Time Management for Mortals

Anthropology

Why the World Needs Anthropologists

Dan Podded, Meta Group, Pavel Borecky, Carla Guerron Montero

Design

Orchestrating Experiences

Chris Risdon, Patrick Quattlebaum

Collaborative Design for Complexity

Society

Stranger Than We Can Imagine

John Higgs

Making Sense of the Twentieth Century

Society

Why Time Flies

Alan Burdick

A mostly scientific investigation

Design

Health Design Thinking

Bon Ku, Ellen Lupton

Anthropology

Small Places, Large Issues

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

Design

Speculative Everything

Anthony Dunne, Foina Raby

Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming

Anthropology

The Logic of Care

Annemarie Mol

Health and the Problem of Patient Choice

Design

Beyond Sticky Notes

Kelly Ann McKercher

Co-design for Real: Mindsets, Methods, and Movements

Society

The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk

Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

Feminism

The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur

Society

Enchantment

Katherine May

Reawakening Wonder in an Exhausted Age

Work Wisdom

Make Time

Charles Duhigg

How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

Anthropology

The Dawn of Everything

David Graeber, David Wengrow

A New History of Humanity

Life Wisdom

It's Not Always Depression

Hilary Jacobs Handel

A New Theory of Listening to Your Body, Discovering Core Emotions and Reconnecting with Your Authentic Self

Feminism

Brazen

Penelope Bagieu

Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Society

How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollen

The New Science of Psychedelics

Society

Non-Violent Communication

Marshall B Rosenberg

A Language of Life

Life Wisdom

The Power of Now

Eckhart Tolle

A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Life Wisdom

When Things Fall Apart

Pema Chodron

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Design

Creative Confidence

Tom Kelley, David Kelley

Unleashing the Creative Potential within Us All

Work Wisdom

Do Present

Mark Shayler

How to give a talk and be heard

What's waiting on my bookshelf

Work Wisdom

Everyone Culture

Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Matthew Miller, Andy Fleming, Deborah Helsing

Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Work Wisdom

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts

Work Wisdom

We Need to Talk

Celeste Headlee

How to Have Conversations That Matter

Work Wisdom

We Need to Talk

Celeste Headlee

How to Have Conversations That Matter

Society

Radical Help

Hilary Cottam

How Can We Remake the Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State

Life Wisdom

You are Here

Katharine Harmon

Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

Design

Closing the Loop

Sheryl Cababa

Systems Thinking for Designers

Society

Entangled Life

Merlin Sheldrake

How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shahpe Our Futures

Anthropology

The Utopia of Rules

David Graeber

On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

Life Wisdom

Wintering

Katherine Way

The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Design

Solving Tough Problems

Adam Kahane

An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities

Work Wisdom

The Art of Gathering

Priya Parker

How We Meet and Why It Matters

Work Wisdom

The Book of Beautiful Questions

Warran Berger

The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead

Design

Collaboration Design

Mark Elliot

A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Collaboration

Design

Collaboration Design

Philippe Coullomb & Charles Collingwood-Boots

A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Collaboration

Design

How Do You Know If You Are Making A Difference?

Sarah Morton, Ailsa Cook

A Practical Handbook for Public Service Organisations

Society

Digital Lethargy

Tung-Hui Hui

Dispatches from an Age of Disconnection

Anthropology

Imagining for Real

Tim Ingold

Essays on Creation, Attention and Correspondence

Society

What We Owe The Future

William MacAskill

A Million-Year Review

Work Wisdom

Finding Me

Viola Davis

A Memoir

Work Wisdom

Care

Brooke Mcalary

The Radical Art of Taking Time

Design

Service Design

Andy Polaine, Ben Reason, Lavrans Løvlie

From Insight to Implementation

Design

Design Struggles

Claudia Mareis, Nina Peim

Intersecting Histories, Pedagogies, and Perspectives

Work Wisdom

A Simpler Life

The School of Life

A Guide to Greater Serenity, Ease, and Clarity