About the Book
Thought Leadership by Design is a concise, timeless volume of contemporary quotes on the powerful, evolving nature of Design and its vital influence on society, business, technology, education, and most importantly: Everyday life.
Presented in a simple, compelling format, this collection is organized by topic and each thought is well contrasted and complemented by other unique ideas. From Authenticity and Design Methods to Innovation and User Experience, a wide-ranging world of provocative ideas unfolds on each page.
Intended to excite both individuals and groups to pursue positive, relevant Design changes, this book is the perfect gift for friends, colleagues and business contacts. For reference or reflection, it provides inspirational reflections and reminders as to why Design truly matters—in your work, collaboration, proposition, and network.
“Nate Burgos started the site Design Feast in 1999 to create a growing webliography of the industry. Soon after, he began collecting thoughts, opinions and ideas about design in the same manner. Burgos has finally compiled those stories into the on-demand book Thought Leadership by Design. In it, Burgos explores the concept of ‘design evangelism’—how designers use their skills to bring bottom-line-minded businesspeople into the fold. Like the encyclopedic Design Feast, it’s a resource that’s hard to put down once you’ve dug in.”
—Alissa Walker, Writer, Gelatobaby
“Thought Leadership by Design is a wonderful book for all creative types in any line of work. For any executive working ‘on’ as opposed to ‘in’ their business, this book provides bite-size pieces of inspiration.”
—Lisa Reisman, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Aptium Global
“Thoughtful Leadership by Design is a rousing collection of some of the best design quotes and an invaluable resource. The quotes provide a peek into the design pantheon where old and new design thoughts live side by side, reminding us that design is firmly rooted both in the past and the future!”
Who thought of this book?
Nate Burgos is a designer who collects and organizes thoughts on Design. His passion for Design is evidenced in Design Feast, a growing webliography he’s been feeding since 1999. Along the way, many thoughtful people have expressed their enthusiastic support for his work:
“I found myself bookmarking so many web sites from Design Feast, that I just decided to make it one of my very few design-related bookmarks/portals. But then, there is so much more to the site, much more than just an aggregation of web site addresses. Great value.”
—Shimon Shmueli, Partner, Touch360
“Designfeast.com claims to ‘provide potentially usable content on the family of design disciplines’. It does much more! Design Feast provides very useful content. For example, when I made the switch recently from industrial design to architecture, the site gave me the means to make a broad sweep of that whole domain.”
—Dr. Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders, President, MakeTools
“Design Feast is a wonderful bibliography for the wider design community, and a great place to find links to a range
of thought-provoking sites.”
—Gitte Jonsdatter, User Researcher, IDEO