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 just a small selection of wonderful books we have talked about at Life Elsewhere. If you overlooked any of them. we encourage you to pop into your local independent bookstore and search them out. While you are there, help us a little and mention you heard about the book on Life Elsewhere.
*Confucius wrote our headline.

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Life Elsewhere airs:
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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 Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils. It’s a fascinating and entertaining study that puts the impact of paleoanthropology into a new context and serves as a reminder of how our past as a species continues to affect, in astounding ways, our present culture, and imagination. Then, an investigation into what makes humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth? Agustin Fuentes has studied human creativity, the results are expertly explored in his new book, The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional where the renowned anthropologist presents a bold synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself. Finally, can we create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are? Bill Burnett and Dave Evans explain that 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 of their wonderfully informative book. Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived Joyful Life. Don’t miss three intriguing interviews on the next edition of Life Elsewhere about us: the Exceptional Species.

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  

Mondays 5.00pm PT & Wednesdays 2.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio
Thursdays 6.00pm ET at Internet Radio Network

Life Elsewhere Music airs:
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You can hear all the volumes over at Mixcloud

Think Like A Designer

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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 a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans join us for the next edition of Life Elsewhere and discover Norman B’s career trajectory could be a chapter in their new book.

Life Elsewhere Show #193 airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  

Mondays 5.00pm PT & Wednesdays 2.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio
Thursdays 6.00pm ET at Internet Radio Network

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