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.

Design thinking

Sprint (Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky) Very practical, hands-on guide by Google Ventures how to run design workshops (Czech Version: Get it here)

Creative confidence  (Tom Kelley, founder of IDEO) Amazing book about how to get more creative and use the creativity in innovation projects. Easy to read. (No Czech version)

Value proposition design (by Strategyzer) method similar to Design thinking how to understand if customer and product fit. (Czech version: Vydělávejte svými nápady)

Inside the Box – a creative method invented in JnJ (No Czech Version)

Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat – A handbook of many design thinking methods. Very good, practical. (No Czech)

Designing your life (Bill Burnett) – How to apply Design thinking on your life. Great guide, if you are not sure what to do, get this book. (Czech version: Designérem vlastního života)

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.

Six Sigma Workbook for dummies – Great for practicing calculations (up to black belt level)

The Lean Startup (Eric Ries) – How to apply Lean in building new companies. Highly recommended.

The Goal (Eliahu Goldratt) – A Fiction Book to understand Lean Better (Czech Version: Cíl)

Free Lean Six Sigma resources:

Innovation in companies

It Does Not Have To Be Crazy at Work (Jason Fried) -about building a company with no meetings and 100% remote workers (No Czech version yet)

The Switch  (Dan+Chip Heath) amazing book about how to change something in a company without formal power or ledership support (Czech audio version: Proměna)

Made to Stick (Dan+Chip Heath) amazing boot about how to communicate stuff so that people listen and remember (ideas that stick ). Czech audio version: Jak zaujmout hned napoprvé)

Entrepreneurship

Show your work (Austin Cleon) – Short, Fun, But very practical book that help you start sharing about your ideas. I read it 5+ times. (Czech version: Ukaž, co děláš)

The 100 Dollar Startup (Chcris Buillebeau) – A practical book that help me start my business. Must have! (Czech version: Startup za pakatel)

Never Eat Alone (Keith Ferrazzi) – Amazing book on how to do business development without selling. (Czech version: Nikdy nejez sám

4 hour workweek (Tim Ferris) – A book that made me quit. Brilliant (I admit it is little crazy) (Czech Version: 4hodinový pracovní týden)

Personal development

Designing your life (Bill Burnett) – How to apply Design thinking on your life. Great guide, if you are not sure what to do, get this book. (Czech version: Designérem vlastního života)

Deep work (Cal Newport) – Practical book show you how to focus at work and do great things. (Czech version: Hluboká práce)

The One Thing (Gary Keller) – Great book o prioritization, which I believe is the most important skill ever by far. (Czech version: Jediná věc)

Getting Things Done (David Allen) – A legendary book show you how to manage your tasks, priorities, projects and life. (Czech version: Mít vše hotovo)

The productivity project (Chris Bailey) – This guy stayed at home for year and tested and researched all the productivity advice.

Creative confidence  (Tom Kelley, founder of IDEO) Amazing book about how to get more creative and use the creativity in innovation projects. Easy to read. (No Czech version)