You may have heard about the Stanford d.school (more officially the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design). Any Stanford student or grad student is eligible to attend and participate in their classes and workshops about principles and practices of creativity and the design process. Now the d.school has begun sharing these tidbits and strategies with a broader audience in a series of books, available individually as they roll out or in clever bundles like "Designer's Bookshelf" and "Entrepreneur Toolkit."
Among the titles launched so far are Creative Hustle, You Need a Manifesto, and Drawing on Courage. Even the visual experience of the volumes is engaging, with graphics, purposeful fonts and a playful table of contents. Each volume is chock full of insights applicable to whatever plans you’re cooking up for the new year. Start making it happen here.