Tim Brown

Product/Industrial Designer / United States / IDEO

Tim Brown’s Book List

Victor Papanek,  Donald Norman, George Orwell.

9 books
Paul Collier

A powerful argument for why we should not kid ourselves that we have been working on the most important problems.

Jacqueline Novogratz

An inspiring argument for the power of “patient capital” from a pioneering social entrepreneur.

Richard Feynman

This book disabused me of any notion that science is not creative.

Peter Drucker

A beautiful logic and pragmatism introduced to what had previously been seen as a black art.

Harold McGee

A lovely treatise on the importance of science to craft.

Jeff Hawkins

A new way of thinking about intelligence that gave me some new insights about how I think creatively.

Robert Wright

A 40,000-year perspective on why it is better to make the pie bigger than compete for a slice of the existing pie.

Roger Martin

An explanation of integrative thinking, a driver of all design.

Kevin Kelly

An explanation of why emergence is one of the most powerful creative forces.

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