Recommended books

Self-discovery

Journey, developing your meaning-making compass

  1. Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale

  2. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

  3. Start with Why, Simon Sinek

  4. Ikigai

Framework

  1. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson

Spiritual

  1. The New Earth, Eckhart Tolle

  2. The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle

Ubermansch / Transcendence

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • Brave New World, Huxley

  • 1984, Orwell

  • Donnie Darko

  • Ecology of the Mind, Bateson

  • Stealing Fire

Development

Making the best out of your life

Mindset

  1. James Clear

  2. Give and Take, Adam Grant

  3. Thus spoke Zarathustra, Nietzche

Unlearning

  1. Midnight Gospel, Episode 5, Annihilation of Joy

  2. Think Again, Adam Grant

Element

  • Ken Robinson

Media references

Creative

Getting better

Rose-colored + Mindset

  • On Making Money vs Quality Work, Saul Bass

  • On the creative process, Ira Glass

  • Art & Fear, David Bayles

Rethinking

Design thinking and seeing

  • Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers, Marcos Mateu-Mestre

  • Framed Ink 2: Frame Format, Energy, and Composition for Visual Storytellers, Marcos Mateu-Mestre

  • Ge Wang, Artful Design

  • Start with Why

Science

  • Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures, Eric Kandel

  • Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

  • Intellectual montage, Eisenstein

Career

Learning

Positioning

Teamwork and culture

  • Culture Code, Daniel Coyle

Business

Freelancing

  • Freelance Manifesto, Joey Korenman

  • Company of One, Paul Jarvis

  • Win Without Pitching, Blair Enns

  • Ask, Ryan Levesque

Pricing

  • Implementing Value Pricing, Ron Baker

  • Burn Your Portfolio, Michael Janda

Marketing & Advertising