Saffron Book Shelf, June: Creative development

This month, our recommended reading list offers a range of perspectives on creativity and development.

Recommendation courtesy of CGO Ben Knapp.

This is Service Design Thinking: Basics-Tools-Cases, by Jakob Schneider.
This book offers both budding designers and experienced professionals’ guidance on the art of service design, including key principles and tools that can be used and applied to take your service design process to the next level.

Atomic Habits, by James Clear.
James Clear offers advice on how to abandon bad habits in favour of good behaviours, and outlines how making small changes little and often can amount to significant life improvement.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, by Robert Iger.
Robert Iger takes us through his journey as CEO of the world’s leading media company, sharing the valuable insight and lessons that have helped him make the Disney brand stronger than ever.

Understanding Design: 175 reflections on being a designer, by Kees Dorst.
What does it mean to be a designer? This book offers a range of perspectives on the industry in the form of 175 mini essays from designers all around the world.

Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History, by Lewis Dartnell.
The world around us is more than our home; it’s the starting point of human civilisation. Lewis Dartnell takes us through billions of years of our planet’s history to tell the story of how the human race is a mere product of the ground upon which it was conceived.