I really love Buster Benson‘s codex vitae project.
I haven’t had the time to put down on paper everything that he has. But I thought I’d at least start with a list of books that I read over and over again. A personal canon. Desert Island Discs, but for books.
I’ve tried to limit it to an amount I could feasibly carry. And over time, I’ll swap in/out and evolve the list.
1 Make Space: How to set the stage for creative collaboration
2 Do Purpose – David Hieatt
3 Dear Future Me – Matt Sly
4 How to do better creative work – Steve Harrison
5 On the shortness of life – Seneca
6 The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl
7 Johnny the Clockmaker – Edward Ardizzione
8 The Media Lab: Inventing the future at MIT – Stewart Brand
9 Eating The Big Fish – Adam Morgan
10 A book about Innocent: Our story and some things we’ve learned – Innocent
11 Man Walks Into A Pub – Pete Brown
12 Change the world for a fiver – WAWWD
13 Mission Explore – The Geography Collective
14 Mind Your Business: Small Enterprise as Liberating strategy – Tom Hodgkinson
15 Shaping Things – Bruce Sterling