On My Shelf with Philipp Sackl — Director of UX at Freeletics (Munich)

Fadeelah Al-horaibi
Aug 24 · 3 min read
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About me

I see the world through the lens of human centric design. My secret weapon is to use the skills that I learned as a designer to solve problems in leadership, business strategy and innovation.

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On my shelf

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Range

Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
by David Epstein

My opinion

Reading this book felt like a breath of fresh air. In a time that celebrates relentless adherence to the 10000 hour mythology, it does a great job of reminding us of the value of adaptability and a broad set of skills and interests.

352 pages, Riverhead Books 2019

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Articulating Design Decisions

Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience
by Tom Greever

My opinion

This is the book that I recommend by default when someone asks me about good design literature. To be effective at design (or anything, really), how well you can communicate something is as important as the thing itself. Tom Greever’s book does a great job of showing how human-centered principles can improve your communication. Not just for designers!

240 pages, O’Reilly Media 2020

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The Story Factor

Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling
by Annette Simmons

My opinion

One of the few books that I’ve re-read multiple times over the past few years. Storytelling and thinking in stories is one of those broad skills that I keep finding new applications for — be it in personal communication, design or marketing.

368 pages, Basic Books 2019

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Fadeelah Al-horaibi

Written by

Product Manager

PM Library

With the PM Library, we help you explore new books and topics around tech, business and design because we believe reading is essential to building better products and growing in our careers. We are a team of dedicated product people based in Barcelona, London and Munich.

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