Antonia's 2016 Picks

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To close out the year I want to share two powerful 2016 reads -- a book and an article. One related to designing your career and life, and the other to creating high-functioning teams. And as a special bonus, an uplifting podcast.

DESIGNING YOUR LIFE BY BILL BURNETT AND DAVE EVANS

Let’s face it, there isn’t too much new in this arena. But this book’s helpful framework guides you to think about life and work through the lens of the design process. Hint: prototyping is the very helpful key idea here.


WHAT GOOGLE LEARNED FROM ITS QUEST TO BUILD THE PERFECT TEAM

What’s the punch line? The most successful teams occur when everyone has a chance to talk, and members exchange personal information that helps them pick up on the feelings of others in the group. So simple… but so difficult.


THIS AMERICAN LIFE, EPISODE #559: CAPTAIN’S LOG, ACT 1“COOKIES AND MONSTERS"

A story about life-affirming resilience… and Girl Scouts and Brownies. Invest the 21 minutes to listen.


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Wishing us all a vibrant and compassionate 2017!

 

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