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  • Published: 27 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473563605
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Designing Your Work Life

How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work




The next book from the New York Times #1 bestselling authors of Designing Your Life: this is the book for anyone thinking seriously about their career and working life

CONSTANT CHANGE: Today’s workplace is in continual flux. As companies work to be more and more nimble and shift faster and faster to meet changing markets – the workplace is less and less predictable. And it’s up to workers to define and find their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape. People need tools to invent their own success – over and over.

MORE MEANING: Millennials and Gen-Z especially demand a work experience that is meaningful to them and gives them a sense of worthwhile impact in the world. The workplace is the number one environment where meaning is to be found, but your manager can’t get it for you. Designing Your Work Life has tools for you to make more meaning.

GIG ECONOMY AND BIG TECH: The workplace isn’t just changing – it’s restructuring. What does it mean to be 'gigging' for a living and how does one handle technology constantly reshaping everyone’s gig? Designing Your Work Life meets the new reality head-on with practical tools to re-frame and respond to the new reality like a creative designer.

  • Published: 27 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473563605
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the authors

Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He got his BS and MS in Product Design at Stanford and has worked professionally on a wide variety of projects ranging from award-winning Apple PowerBooks to the original Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents, and design awards for a variety of products including the first ‘slate’ computer.

Dave Evans

Dave Evans is the Co-Founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab and holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. Early in his career he worked for Apple, where he led the mouse-design team and introduced laser printing to the masses. He then helped found the pioneering interactive and game software developer Electronic Arts.

Praise for Designing Your Work Life

In a world where it seems almost revolutionary to love your job, these tools just might help you find a few more ways to like going to work

USA Today

A worthy successor to the authors’ previous work that also stands on its own, this should be an essential read for college students and might also become a hit on the lecture circuit.

Steven Silkunas, Library Journal

Burnett and Evans address important matters including strength finders, growth mindsets, and the dynamics of power and politics in the workplace...helpful, clearly written, and relevant

Raymond Pun, Booklist

With their stories, examples, and generous approach, Burnett and Evans are never rigid and always enlightening

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