A short lists of books I find inspiring and love that are on my book shelves.
Viva Picasso - by David Douglas Duncan
I just love how this book is capturing the life of the master behind the paintings. Each and every photograph is so beautiful and well composed. A great book to dream away with.
A movable feast - Ernest Hemingway
Spending most of my time in office buildings, I love this book describing how Hemmingway with his strong creative discipline survives and thrives in Paris.
MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer - Hillman Curtis
I bought this book when I was visiting New York a looong time ago. The best part about this book is that it won't be outdated any time soon. The focus is on theme, concept and the story of your work. Timeless!
The Daily Stoic - 366 meditations on wisdom, perseverance, and the art of living.
The old Greeks developed this philosophy and is still very relevant on a daily basis.
Don't make me think - Steve Krug
A classic that needs to be on every web site building person's bookshelf.
The 4 hour workweek - Timothy Ferris
Still didn't manage to compress my week in a 4 hour one but still a very usefull book that I consider to be the SAS handbook of the modern office warrior.
Crush it - Gary Vaynerchuk
I started following Mr Vaynerchuk when he was still in the wine industry. A true force of nature and self proclaimed obnoxious but inspiring guy. Have a look at him in action at: Garyvaynerchuk.com
Purple cow - Seth Godin
It is difficult to start a business in a saturated market but if you focus on niche markets you might increase your chance on success exponentially. Not to mention the passion and drive that comes with a specific product you love that will help you move towards your goal tenaciously.
Reality check - Guy Kawasaki
Overloaded with tips and tricks to make it happen in the online business.