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  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784742805
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

Designing Your Work Life

How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work




#1 New York Times bestselling authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can transform our present job and our experience of work in general by utilizing the designer mindsets: Curiosity. Reframing. Radical collaboration. Awareness. Bias to action. Storytelling

‘Life has questions. They have answers’ New York Times

We will spend up to 120,000 hours at work in our lifetimes.

But how best to use those hours is one of our most challenging questions.

We all want to find meaning at work, but our managers can’t get it for us. And as companies work to be more nimble and shift according to changing markets, the workplace is increasingly unpredictable. It’s up to each of us to define and find our own happiness in this ever-moving landscape, which is rich with opportunity and possibility.

Designing Your Work Life helps you understand the politics and psychology of work and equips you with the ‘design thinking’ principles – the innovative methodology pioneered at Stanford that has been fuelling the growth of Silicon Valley – to build a working life that works for you. Designers don't analyse, worry, think, complain their way forward; they build their way forward.

Perfect for anyone hoping to improve their current job, aiming for a promotion or even switching career paths, as well as recent graduates thinking about their future, Designing Your Work Life is a deeply empowering read. Part business book, part inspirational and innovative self-help, this book will help you answer one of life’s most challenging questions.

  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784742805
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

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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