Day 65

Day 65

There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We’ve been reading as much as possible over the last few months and want to invite you to send us more suggestions! Below is a list of 10 books that have inspired us, energized us, and made us think deeply since the beginning of the project. If you’ve read a book that fits the spirit of Kern and Burn, tweet the title at us and we’ll check it out. We love books, and the more we read, the better we’ll write.

In case you are one of the few people that didn’t see Frank Chimero’s amazing new site yesterday. His library is perfect.

  • ReWork

    Jason Fried &
    David Heinemeier Hansson

    Honest and fun business advice from the founders of 37 Signals.

  • Making Ideas Happen

    Scotty Belsky

    Behance’s Scott Belsky shares stories from creatives who know how to execute.

  • Anything You Want

    Derek Sivers

    Derek Sivers, the founder of CD-Baby, encourages readers to make things that help others and says we can do anything we want.

  • Graphic Design: Now in Production

    Various Authors

    A collection of relevant, thoughtful essays from the Walker Art Center’s graphic design show.

  • The Design Entrepreneur

    Steven Heller and Lita Talarico

    Steven Heller and Lita Talarico profile designers who have turned graphic design into products for the market.

  • The Manual

    Various Authors

    Andy McMillan, Jez Burrows, and Carolyn Wood collaborated to make this series about the “Whys” of web design.

  • The Craftsman

    Richard Sennett

    Sennet’s book asks philosophical questions about what it means to be a maker, and to make things well.

  • Start Something That Matters

    Blake Mycoskie

    Blake Mycoskie shares his inspiration, choices, and journey building Tom’s Shoes.

  • You Are Not A Gadget:
    A Manifesto

    Jaron Lanier

    Jaron Lanier questions if Web 2.0 interconnectivity is really as beneficial as we think it is.

  • Founders At Work

    Jessica Livingston

    Jessica Livingston shares collected interviews from today’s leading startup founders.


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