Category Archives: Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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The Exceptional Species

                   Next at Life Elsewhere we take a look at us…the Exceptional Species. First, we’ll go back in time to discover our ancestors. Dr. Lydia Pyne has drawn from archives, museums, and interviews to build a cultural history of seven celebrity fossils, the enterprising result is collated in her new book, Seven Skeletons: The

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Think Like A Designer

Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. This is the premise for Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. In this book, the authors show us how design thinking can help us create

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