This is a list of books and online resources I mention and recommend during my trainings of Design Thinking, Lean Six Sigma and others.
Books by topic:
These are the books I recommend in my Design thinking trainings and workshops:
Very practical, hands-on guide by Google Ventures how to run design workshops (by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky) Get it in English or Czech
Amazing book about how to get more creative and use the creativity in innovation projects. Easy to read. (by Tom Kelley, founder of IDEO) (No Czech version) Get it in English
Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat
Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat – A handbook of many design thinking methods. Very good, practical. (by Martin Tomitch) Get it in English
Designing your life
How to apply Design thinking on your life. Great guide, if you are not sure what to do, get this book. (by Bill Burnett) Get it in English or Czech
Inside the box
An easy to learn creative method invented in Johnson&Johsnon (by Drew boyd, Jacob Goldenberg) Get it in English
Free Design thinking resources
- IDEO Resources (DesignKit):
- d.School Resources – Best one
- Google Sprint Resources
- Strategyzer Resources
- Interaction design foundation
Lean Six Sigma & Minitab
By far the best book on the topic, practical guide. Highly recommended (For free shipping to Czech Republic, get it on here on german Amazon. or at the publisher No Czech version.)
Lean Six Sigma for dummies
Easy to read guide to the topic. Good for getting better understanding. Get it in English
Six Sigma Workbook for dummies
Great for practicing calculations and stats (up to black belt level.) Get it in English
A novel (!) that was written to help you understand Lean principles. Get it in English or Czech
Lean startup is a methodology evolved from Lean management and it is focused on building new companies. Highly recommended. Get it in English
2 second Lean
A fascinating book about building a Lean culture with a mix of American and Japanese input. It will convince them that Lean is easy and teach you to get people excited about innovation. Available as a free download.
Free Lean Six Sigma resources:
- Free Lean Six Sigma Handbooks in PDF – Great, hundreds of pages for free
- Introduction to Operations Management – Free video course from Wharton, explaining concepts of Lean Six Sigma, especially basic calculation and stats
- Free Online Yellow Belt Training at GoLeanSixSigma.com
- Free Excel Lean Six Sigma Templates from Smartheet.com
- Chris Hohmanns Blog – Great blog on Lean
- Sample Green Belt projects at GoLeanSixSigma.com
Innovation in companies
It Does Not Have To Be Crazy at Work
A book about building a company with no meetings and 100% remote workers. (Jason Fried) Get it in English or Czech.
An amazing book about how to change something in a company without formal power or leadership support. (Dan+Chip Heath) Get it in English or Czech.
The Culture Map
A book full of stories that explain how people from different cultures think and act differently in business. Great to learn how to work and get things done with other cultures like Americans, Chinese, Scandinavian, Japanese and more…(by Erin Meyer) Get it in English
Show Your Work
Short, Fun, But very practical book that help you start sharing about your ideas. I read it 5+ times. (by Austin Kleon) Get it in English or Czech
The 100 Dollar Startup
A practical book that help me start my business. Must have! (by Chris Buillebeau) Get it in English or Czech
Never Eat Alone
Never Eat Alone (Keith Ferrazzi) – Amazing book on how to do business development without selling. Get it in English or Czech
4 hour workweek
A book that made me quit. Brilliant (I admit it is little crazy) (Tim Ferris) Get it in English or Czech
Designing your life
How to apply Design thinking on your life. Great guide, if you are not sure what to do, get this book. (by Bill Burnett). Get it in English or Czech.
A practical book show you how to focus at work and do great things. (by Cal Newport) Get it in English or Czech.
Getting Things Done
A legendary book show you how to manage your tasks, priorities, projects and life. (by David Allen) Get it in English or Czech.
The productivity project
This guy stayed at home for year and tested and researched all the productivity advice. (by Chris Bailey) Get it in English.
Amazing book about how to get more creative and use the creativity in innovation projects. Easy to read. (by Tom Kelley, founder of IDEO) Get it in English