9781119682240

The Design Thinking Life Playbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9781119682240

  • ISBN10:

    111968224X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-05-19
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Summary

The Design Thinking Life Playbook is for anyone who wants to have a fulfilling and joyful future. Its for all those who want to initiate change through self-empowerment and have the courage to think, act, and take advantage of their opportunities proactively.

Whether you want to change your career, form healthier, stronger relationships, or plan the next stages of your life, this book will guide you to something better.

Authors Michael Lewrick, Larry Leifer, and Jean-Paul Thommen are leading design thinking experts in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Michael Lewrick, Ph.D., is a featured speaker and teaches design thinking at various universities. With Leifer, Lewrick co-authored the international bestseller The Design Thinking Playbook as well as The Design Thinking Toolbox. Stanford Professor Larry Leifer, Ph.D., is one of the most influential personalities and pioneers in design thinking. Professor Jean-Paul Thommen, Ph.D., from the University of Zurich, is an expert on leadership, organizational development, and business ethics.

Author Biography

Michael Lewrick (Zurich, Switzerland) holds an MBA and PhD from Stanford, and is Head of Deloitte Labs. He is the coauthor of the international bestseller, The Design Thinking Playbook which describes amazing transformations in Organizations, Teams, and Individuals. He Design Thinking, Coaching and systems-based psychology strategies and techniques in their daily work. They provide Design Your Future courses and online-trainings at universities. For both, the outlined mindset is at the heart of these activities and the playbook is an actionable guide for students, professionals and everyone who like to trigger change. He consults and works closely with universities and businesses. He has intensively studied mindsets that enable problem-solving and his research interests center on personal and organizational change.

Jean-Paul Thommen (Wiesbaden, Germany) is a professor at The European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany, teaching leadership, organizational development, and business ethics. He created a coaching program for the university that has trained thousands of students and his "Coaching" is widely used. He also consults to businesses on leadership and organizational development.

Larry Leifer (Palo Alto, CA) is a professor of engineering at Stanford University and has been a key contributor to the design thinking movement in Silicon Valley and globally, though teaching and consulting, and through the world-renowned design firm IDEO, which was founded by one of his students. Larry's design thinking work is focused on tools to help design teams understand, support, and improve design practice and theory.

Table of Contents

Why we‘re taking you along with us on this journey 8

Foreword 10

Introduction 13

Part I: Apply the DTL mindset 24

Reflect, accept, and understand 42

Keep an energy journal 56

Integrating other people’s observations and perceptions of us 88

Define point of view 98

Find and select ideas 110

Design, test, and implement life plans 146

Self-check 178

Part II: Professional and career planning 184

Design career paths 214

Evaluate, test, and implement options 226

Questions for reflection on options 244

Last but not least – The journey’s end is really the beginning 248

Index 253

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