Designing Your Life summary - available in audiobook and text formats

Designing Your Life

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Audiobook length: 10m 55s

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Inspiring and thought-provoking: a book that shows you how to build — design — a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage.


The Bottom Line

By applying the principles and theories of design thinking, you can chart a plan to assess where you are now, identify what makes you happy and move toward a richer life.

I. Introduction

Based on “Designing Your Life,” a hugely popular class taught by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans at Stanford University, this book shows readers how to think like a designer — and how to use design thinking to create a meaningful life, regardless of how old you are, what you do for a living or where you live.

Designing Your Life landed the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and has inspired a series of in-person workshops.
The book’s premise is that most people hold on to limiting beliefs, and these beliefs prevent them from crafting and pursuing lives that will actually make them happy. The authors want everyone to know that we have the power to reframe our thinking and reset our path for a fulfilling life.




II. Start Where You Are



III. Building a Compass and Wayfinding



IV. Get Unstuck and Plan Your Odyssey



V. Don’t Get a Job, Design Your Dream Job



VI. Failure Depends on How You Choose to View It



VII. Team Building


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