Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life.
Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) has been named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company and one of the most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA. She is the host of Design Matters—a great show and one of the world’s longest running podcasts. She is also chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and editorial director of Print magazine.
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SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
- Connect with Debbie Millman:
- The Little Golden Book of Words by Selma Lola Chambers
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
- The Voice That Is Great within Us: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century, edited by Hayden Carruth
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist, edited by Peter Hall and Michael Bierut
- A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, MD, Fari Amini, MD, and Richard Lannon, MD
- Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
- Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design by Marty Neumeier
- Building Stories by Chris Ware
- Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay