Books That Made Me Who I Am

What books made you who you are?


Einmal Atlantik ohne Autopilot, bitte.


Nach drei Stunden Schlaf übernehme ich die Pinne um 3 Uhr morgens Greenwich Mean Time. Wir haben wenige Tage Atlantikerfahrung mit Grayhound, unserem…


The Value of Written Star Trek

Why Hollywood Should Leave Star Trek Series for the Novels


For the better part of my life I have been a Star Trek fan. Ever…


Leitura aos 89 e alguns achados

… no final você sempre se surpreende! 


Um dia especial. Assim descrevo minha experiência do dia de hoje. Entre passeios e comilan…


Tibor


Between the high, wood-veneered bookcases and the grey, tight-knit carpeting, the library in my high school had a look that was stuck in the eighties. In attempt to keep it relevant, they…


Create a Shared Vision, Sweat the Details and Avoid Abrupt Endings

The readings that inspired my simplified method for Project Management


Making big decisions

its not about choosing the defaults


Each of us typically make one or two big decisions about our lives every so often. For example, which career…


Hey You, Quit Lying to Yourself.


I don’t read self help books. I loathe them. I believe that you have to actually talk to people, experience life and make mistakes to get better. Reading…


5 Inspiring New Books to Spark Your Creativity This Summer


A host of new books have already come out this year to inspire you on your next project. But with summer rolling around, it’s time to highlight some new releases to serve as your educational and motivational companions in warmer weather. Here are 5 must-reads to make the most of your summertime serenity.


Growing up with Gatsby


Everything we read gets filtered through who we are at the time.

I first read The Great Gatsby for my 10th grade English class. Just a few months…


When I Eat Books


I was at grandma’s house when I first learned to read quietly. In my mind. I was on the blue loveseat in my aunt’s room and I jumped up and ran to ask grandma how people read…


Il nome della rosa


A book is a wonderful thing, is a direct voice from the author to the lector.Carl Sagan said about the books: "Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding…


Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins

This book was a big surprise.


It must have been the sixth or seventh recommendation before I added it to my reading list. What lessons could a designer learn from advertising? Who does that anymore, right? (sarcasm)

Months later, while trimming down my reading list to something more manageable, I noticed…


The Perfect Order of Words


I started my library ten years ago when I moved into an apartment with a great fireplace mantle that seemed, in my grad student aesthetic, to be perfect for a long row of books. I was quite attuned to the need to avoid pretension by just buying books I knew nothing about to fill the space, so I deliberately set about reading the best fiction I could find through…


Spivak’s Calculus


I have a hard time explaining to someone how a calculus book changed my life. That’s because few people have ever really read a calculus book end to end.


O Pequeno Príncipe (The Little Prince)


O livro de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry é uma obra fantástica. Saint-Exupéry foi um desenhista, que em 31 de julho de 1944 partiu a bordo de um navio…


Redesigning 1984


I first read George Orwell’s 1984 in 2007. Ironically, I read 1984 in Beijing to kill time because Gmail was censored and I couldn’t get any work done.


My First Time: Steven Erikson


What an evocative title this collection has – Book’s That Made Me Who I Am – and one that surely will see numerous posts from individuals recounting ways in…


Ignorance: How It Drives Science

A design and startup book in disguise


Ignorance, by Stuart Firestein, is a great book about learning over long periods of time. Science isn’t a race for the next breakthrough, like I used to believe. It’s a drive to discover for the sake of finding something more interesting to learn on the other side of that discovery. Accepting…


Ram Dass & The Big Ice Cream Cone in the Sky


If you see a copy of Ram Dass’s book Be Here Now in a bookshop, pick it up; or download. No, buy the paperback, for it’s a work of art and a…


The Superficiality of My Selection


Typically, I find myself entering with no real desire to find one, but leave a few hours later with one or two proudly under my arm, or tucked silently…


The Politics of Destroying Language


At this moment, I the writer and you the reader are partaking in a banquet of language that we did not create—a system superimposed on our consciousness…


5 New Books That Will Jumpstart Your Creativity


Looking for tips to achieve your 2013 resolutions? Need a creative push? We recommend seeking inspiration in one of the most traditional ways — unplug for a bit, escape the glow of the screen, and feed your head with a good, old-fashioned book. We scoured the most popular books on creativity published in recent months to select a handful…


The Measure of a Manuscript


A new book is the best type of blind date. I relish the tremulous thrill of meeting young writers, as well as finding fresh works from long-established favorites…


Froth on the Daydream & Other Books That Melted My Mind


The title of this article is taken from Boris Vian’s surrealist novel of the same name, also translated into English as Foam of

Books That Made Me Who I Am
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