Books I recommend

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:

Design thinking

These are the books I recommend in my Design thinking trainings and workshops:

Sprint

  Very practical, hands-on guide by Google Ventures how to run design workshops (by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky) Get it in English or Czech

Creative confidence

  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

Value Proposition Design

A method similar to Design thinking how to understand if customer and product fit. (by Strategyzer) Get it in English or Czech

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

Lean

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. 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

The Goal

A novel (!) that was written to help you understand Lean principles. Get it in English or Czech

Lean Startup

Lean startup is a methodology evolved from Lean management and it is focused on building new companies. Highly recommended. Get it in English

Free Lean Six Sigma resources:

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.

The Switch

An amazing book about how to change something in a company without formal power or ledership support. (Dan+Chip Heath) Get it in English or Czech.

Made to Stick

A fascinating book about how to communicate stuff so that people listen and remember (ideas that stick.) (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

Entrepreneurship

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

Personal development

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.

Deep work

A practical book show you how to focus at work and do great things. (by Cal Newport) Get it in English or Czech.

The One Thing

Great book o prioritization, which I believe is the most important skill ever by far. (by Gary Keller) 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.

Creative confidence

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