We’re used to the idea of designers designing things, but can they also design lives?
Two men who used to work for Apple believe you can use design theories to transform unsatisfying lives.
Bill Burnett, Executive Director at Stanford University’s Design Programme and Dave Evans, Co-Director of the Stanford Life Design Lab, discuss their book “Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You”
Innovation, lateral thinking and creativity are now the essential life skills. Innovation can apparently make the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary, or even success and failure.
History is full of legendary pioneers, mavericks and visionaries who have transformed the fields of art, music, science and business, but what lessons can we learn from them in order to start thinking in the same innovative way ourselves?
Paul Sloane, has written extensively on the subject has compiled a new book entitled 'Think Like an Innovator' which gives 76 inspiring business lessons from the world's greatest thinkers and innovators.
Our belief in ‘big’ has been manufactured over the centuries by powerful politicians, intellectuals and business leaders who have gripped society’s collective imagination and refused to let go.
Consider instead a world where power is exercised by millions instead of elites. In SMALL IS POWERFUL Adam Lent explores politics, economics and culture – three areas where big power has taken hold – and asks us to imagine a world where citizens get to tell governments what to do, where businesses are owned by their employees and customers, and where everyone is free to choose how to live.
We all experience the odd memory lapse from time to time, like walking in to a room and forgetting what you were after. These is pretty common for most of us, but not for memory expert Chester Santos, nicknamed the ‘international man of memory’. He talks about his new book ‘Instant Memory Training for Success: Practical Techniques for a Sharper Mind’.
Richard Gerver discusses his new book, 'Simple Thinking: How to Remove Complexity from Life and Work', about expanding your mind and understanding your true potential through the power of thinking simply.
Ryan Holiday who used to be director of marketing for American Apparel will be discussing his book 'Ego is the Enemy' which is a book that promises when you finish it you will think less of yourself, you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world- changing work you've set out to achieve.
Owen Walker, award-winning financial journalist and former managing editor of Agenda, a Financial Times publication for US corporate directors talks about his book
'Barbarians in the Boardroom: Activist Investors and the battle for control of the world's most powerful companies' (a Financial Times Series).
Alan White, senior reporter at BuzzFeed UK, talks about his book 'Shadow State - Inside the Secret Companies that Run Britain' which provides an in depth investigation into the impact of the privatisation of public services in this country.
Simon spoke to Patrick McGinnis- author of 'The 10% Entrepreneur - Live your startup dream without quitting your day job', a book that shows how you can be an entrepreneur without having all the risks associated with failure.