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immo-wegmann-5pqbcwutybo-unsplashSapiens: A brief history of humankind

 

With fans including Barack Obama, Sapiens explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

 

Author: Yuval Noah Harari | Pick up a copy.

 

Need some colour? Pick up a graphic novel version illustrated by David Vandermeulen here.

chenyang-gao-0-sariqx6ne-unsplashMyths of Branding: A Brand Is Just A Logo, and Other Popular Misconceptions

 

Explore the huge number of misguided, mistaken and blatantly false myths that are abound in the branding arena. 

 

Author: Simon Bailey | Pick up a copy.

ma-kl-9onskfx0inc-unsplashCompany of One: Why staying small is the next big thing for business

 

Exploring the case for making your business better instead of bigger. 

 

Author: Paul Jarvis | Pick up a copy here.

vitaliy-zamedyanskiy-tnxwwi03qye-unsplashUnchartered – How to map the future together 

 

Taking a look into the people and organisations that aren’t daunted by uncertainty. 

 

Author: Margaret Heffernan | Browse here.

josep-martins-lhh_8buvqta-unsplashSelf compassion

 

Offering a powerful solution for combating the current malaise of depression, anxiety and self criticism that comes with living in a pressured and competitive culture.

 

Author: Kristin Neff | Pick up a copy here. 

aneta-pawlik-bbwmo2xt-9s-unsplashAgencynomics 

 

Tips to guide you through your agency growth journey and to help you tackle the challenges faced in scaling your business. 

 

Authors: Spencer Gallager and Peter Hoole  | Pick up a copy here.

hello-i-m-nik-t65kpft2p-4-unsplashDeep work: Rules for focused success in a distracted world

 

Exploring reasons to cultivate a deep work ethic and how to master the skill to achieve extraordinary results.

 

Author: Cal Newport | Take a closer look here.

dan-gold-ddwev2swz1i-unsplashCreative process design: A methodology for team ideation and co-creation

A book about simple and intuitive methodology that allows you to design any creative process you need.

Author: Alejandro Masferrer | Pick up a copy here.

greg-rosenke-xngzy8ieu-k-unsplashDigital minimalism: Choosing a focused life in a noisy world

 

How to digitally de-clutter to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. 

 

Author: Cal Newport | Pick up a copy here

dan-gold-dzlv9k-7day-unsplashWho moved my cheese: An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life

 

Learn how to anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change and be ready to change quickly whenever you need to.

 

Author: Dr Spencer Johnson | Pick up a copy here.

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If you want to support local bookshops, order your next read through https://uk.bookshop.org.

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Shop on Thames & Hudson’s website for other titles and enjoy 25% off until 12 February 2021. Choose from stunning books on art, architecture, fashion, photography, design and more.

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DBA Roundup


A roundup of need-to-knows, industry expertise, and exclusive resources, along with details of the direct support the DBA can provide to your design business.

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Join the DBA’s new Diversity and Inclusion Council: come change the design landscape


The DBA is looking for volunteers to join its newly launched, Diversity & Inclusion Council; could this be a role for you? Find out more and apply by 8 December.

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An eye-opening experience: Twenty/Twenty mentoring


Chief Experience Officer & Founder of ELSE, Warren Hutchinson, discusses the value of being both a mentee and mentor on the DBA's flagship mentoring programme, Twenty/Twenty. 

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What’s next for the Design Community Hub? And why we still need you!


The Design Community Hub, a resource for design graduates and young designers to get into the design industry, has had a brilliant start. Here's what's coming up, and more on how you can get involved and support the hub.

16/11/2021


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Export Support Service launched by DIT


British businesses exporting to Europe can now access one-to-one advice via a new phone and online service.

16/10/2021


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Design Community Hub goes live with Guild platform


Created at the height of the pandemic as a response to its impact on young designers’ careers, the Design Community Hub (DCH) digital...

06/10/2021


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What a Pickle! York Design Week returns this October


York Design Week (YDW) returns for its third consecutive year, from 20 to 26 October 2021. The festival will showcase how design and...

05/10/2021


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TDC PR’s Tim Duncan appointed to DBA Board


We're delighted to welcome Tim Duncan, founder and managing director of TDC PR to the DBA Board of Directors. Tim was unanimously co-opted...

29/09/2021


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Creative UK Group appoints DBA CEO to UK Council


The Creative UK Group has announced the newly appointed members of its UK Council, including DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton.

22/09/2021


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Twenty/Twenty: the mentee’s view


The DBA’s Twenty/Twenty mentoring programme pairs rising industry leaders with established design pioneers for a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Here, two previous mentees - 2LK's Head of People Rob Short and Sail Creative's Founder Mandy Barker - discuss their experiences of the programme.

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