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Brianne Kimmel

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Brianne Kimmel is the Managing Partner of Work Life Ventures, a future of work focused fund investing in tools and services for people at work. She's an investor in Webflow, Voiceflow, Tandem, Command E and 20+ startups.
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The Senses
Design Beyond Vision (design book exploring inclusive and multisensory design practices across disciplines)
Ellen Lupton - May 15, 2018
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A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum that explores how space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Learn how contemporary designers, including Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz and many others, enga...
Brianne Kimmel
Jan 26, 2021
@singareddynm Great book, one of my favorites The almost nearly perfect people (On the culture & economics of the 5 Nordic countries — a lot of insights on healthcare) The Senses: design beyond vision Bobos in Paradise (bourgeois bohemians — a lot on travel, experiences & spirituality)      source
The Storm of Creativity Simplicity
Design, Technology, Business, Life)
Kyna Leski - Nov 06, 2015
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The stages of the creative process--from "unlearning" to beginning again--seen through examples from the practice of artists, architects, poets, and others. Although each instance of creativity is singular and specific, Kyna Leski tells us, the creative process is universal. Artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others all navigate...
Brianne Kimmel
Jan 26, 2021
@singareddynm Great book, one of my favorites The almost nearly perfect people (On the culture & economics of the 5 Nordic countries — a lot of insights on healthcare) The Senses: design beyond vision Bobos in Paradise (bourgeois bohemians — a lot on travel, experiences & spirituality)      source
The Almost Nearly Perfect People
Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Michael Booth - Jan 27, 2015
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Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years and has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book, he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who the...
Brianne Kimmel
Jan 26, 2021
@singareddynm Great book, one of my favorites The almost nearly perfect people (On the culture & economics of the 5 Nordic countries — a lot of insights on healthcare) The Senses: design beyond vision Bobos in Paradise (bourgeois bohemians — a lot on travel, experiences & spirituality)      source
Bobos In Paradise
The New Upper Class and How They Got There
David Brooks - Mar 06, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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In his bestselling work of “comic sociology,” David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today’s upper class—those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences o...
Brianne Kimmel
Jan 26, 2021
@singareddynm Great book, one of my favorites The almost nearly perfect people (On the culture & economics of the 5 Nordic countries — a lot of insights on healthcare) The Senses: design beyond vision Bobos in Paradise (bourgeois bohemians — a lot on travel, experiences & spirituality)      source
Things Never to Tell Children
The School of Life - May 07, 2019
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This is a book that should never fall into the hands of children, for it is filled with the darkest truths about life that might unbearably depress the young. However, for the older ones among us, this is a book full of solace, humour and relief.In a charming, naively illustrated tale, we follow the adventures of Bunny - a version of all of us - as...
Brianne Kimmel
Feb 24, 2020
Another great children’s book for adults — 📚 All my Friends are Dead and You Have to Fucking Eat      source
You Have to F*****g Eat
Adam Mansbach - Nov 12, 2014
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From the author of the international bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep comes a long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. Profane, loving, and deeply cathartic, You Have to Fucking Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving moms and da...
Brianne Kimmel
Feb 24, 2020
Another great children’s book for adults — 📚 All my Friends are Dead and You Have to Fucking Eat      source
All My Friends Are Dead
Avery Monsen - Jun 30, 2010
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"Laugh out loud funny, and a tiny bit disturbing. In other words, perfect."...
Brianne Kimmel
Feb 24, 2020
Another great children’s book for adults — 📚 All my Friends are Dead and You Have to Fucking Eat      source
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte - Dec 31, 2000 (first published in 1983)
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The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improvin...
Brianne Kimmel
Feb 23, 2020
Highly recommend Edward Tufte’s books for inspiration on ways to present information — charts, diagrams, dashboards      source
Envisioning Information
Edward R. Tufte - Apr 30, 1990
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The celebrated design professor here tackles the question of how best to communicate real-life experience in a two-degree format, whether on the printed page or the computer screen. The Whole Earth Review called Envisioning Information a "passionate, elegant revelation."...
Brianne Kimmel
Feb 23, 2020
Highly recommend Edward Tufte’s books for inspiration on ways to present information — charts, diagrams, dashboards      source
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Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art
Michael Shnayerson - May 21, 2019
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A behind-the-scenes look at the egomaniacs, geniuses, and canny promoters who shaped the world of modern art and created the largest unregulated financial market in the world....
Brianne Kimmel
Jan 11, 2020
@dewayneroyj Great book, also recommend $12 Million Stuffed Shark      source
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson - Apr 13, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million?Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why wer...
Brianne Kimmel
Jan 11, 2020
@dewayneroyj Great book, also recommend $12 Million Stuffed Shark      source
Red Notice by Bill Browder