From my list on books to help you achieve your creative goals.
Who am I?
As both a professor of graphic design and creative director of Fast Company, I’m dedicated to helping others be more creative. At Fast Company, my job is to ensure the visuals for the world’s leading business media brand are consistently innovative. (Yea…no pressure.) Honestly, sometimes it’s tough to be innovative when I’m faced with a squeezed schedule, a towering to-do list, and a bargain basement budget. But, as a marathoner, I’ve learned that if you want to be successful, you need to push through sub-optimal circumstances. That’s where these five books come into play: they all provide relatable stories and insights into achieving success, despite tough odds. Let’s do this.
Mike's book list on books to help you achieve your creative goals
Why did Mike love this book?
Stephen King’s book is a masterclass in resilience—an essential character trait for achieving your creative goals. King explains how he was sidelined by a van, yet managed to push through and complete the book.
While King's setback is extreme, it puts my issues of having a tight schedule or budget in perspective. If he can complete his project despite the odds, so can I.