A while back Stephen P. Anderson asked me if I could share "what's in my bookstack". Well, it's not just books—but here are a few paper products that I reference on a fairly regular basis.
Passage To Liberty
An well-designed book that reminds me of my heritage and the things that my parents faced as Italian immigrants. It helps me to remember where my roots lie.
A Whole New Mind
An enlightening piece that reminds me to use all the parts of my brain on a daily basis.
One of the most comprehensive books on what the "prosumer" movement is really all about.
The story of Kyle Maynard, a boy born with no arms and legs who became a champion wrestler. A reminder that I have no excuses in life.
Made To Stick
One of my favorite reads on how to make ideas memorable.
The Myths of Innovation
A great way to look at innovation as a process.
The Brand Gap
One of my all time favorites. A must have for anyone looking to bridge the worlds of design and branding.
The Laws of Simplicity
An interesting read that lays out how complex simplicity really is.
Something I reference when looking to communicate with color.
IDEO Method Cards
A wonderful source of inspiration for the creation or mashing up of different methodologies.
Creative Whack Pack
The "Anti IDEO Method Cards", I use this as a counterbalance to IDEO's cards. The Whack Pack is less about methods and more about good old fashioned inspiration.