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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 Art of Impossible
A Peak Performance Primer
Steven Kotler - Jan 19, 2021
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Bestselling author, peak performance expert and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs and more—who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much mo...
Brianne Kimmel
Sep 30, 2021
Wow, this book is incredible. Highly recommend and plan to write a long format essay on how it helped my daily productivity and long haul creativity.      source
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Fabric of Civilization
How Textiles Made the World
Virginia Postrel - Nov 10, 2020
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From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, a global history of textiles and the world they madeThe story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture.In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel synthesizes groundbre...
Brianne Kimmel
Dec 14, 2020
5 books for anyone interested in the creator economy: No Applause-Just Throw Money The $12 Million Stuffed Shark The Death of the Artist The Fabric of Civilization Representing Talent Art, film, fashion are hard to break in & even harder to get the economics right      source
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The Death of the Artist
How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech
William Deresiewicz - Jul 28, 2020
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A deeply researched warning about how the digital economy threatens artists' lives and work―the music, writing, and visual art that sustain our souls and societies―from an award-winning essayist and critic There are two stories you hear about earning a living as an artist in the digital age. One comes from Silicon Valley. There's never been a bette...
Brianne Kimmel
Dec 14, 2020
5 books for anyone interested in the creator economy: No Applause-Just Throw Money The $12 Million Stuffed Shark The Death of the Artist The Fabric of Civilization Representing Talent Art, film, fashion are hard to break in & even harder to get the economics right      source
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Representing Talent
Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies
Violaine Roussel - Aug 28, 2017
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Audiences love the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but beyond the red carpet and behind the velvet curtain exists a legion of individuals who make showbiz work: agents. Whether literary, talent, or indie film, agents are behind the scenes brokering power, handling mediation, and doing the deal-making that keeps Hollywood spinning. In Representing T...
Brianne Kimmel
Dec 14, 2020
5 books for anyone interested in the creator economy: No Applause-Just Throw Money The $12 Million Stuffed Shark The Death of the Artist The Fabric of Civilization Representing Talent Art, film, fashion are hard to break in & even harder to get the economics right      source
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No Applause--Just Throw Money
The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous
Trav S. D. - Nov 16, 2005
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A seriously funny look at the roots of American Entertainment When Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin were born, variety entertainment had been going on for decades in America, and like Harry Houdini, Milton Berle, Mae West, and countless others, these performers got their start on the vaudeville stage. From 1881 to 1932, vaudeville was at the heart ...
Brianne Kimmel
Dec 14, 2020
5 books for anyone interested in the creator economy: No Applause-Just Throw Money The $12 Million Stuffed Shark The Death of the Artist The Fabric of Civilization Representing Talent Art, film, fashion are hard to break in & even harder to get the economics right      source
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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
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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 by Avery Monsen
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
Boom by Michael Shnayerson
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson
Red Notice by Bill Browder