1. FAILED IT! Written by Erik Kessels How to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up. WHAT WE THOUGHT… 'Reading this book helped me realise that you shouldn't be scared of taking risks which might lead to mistakes or "failure", as this is often part of the road to success'
2. PROFIT.POWER.PURSUIT A CreativeLive Podcast Hosted by business strategist and marketing expert Tara Gentile. This podcast explores what it means to build a business and life on your creative drive. Uncovering both the strategic and the tactical components of how creative people make money, take control of their businesses, and pursue what’s most important to them so that you can too. WHAT WE THOUGHT… ‘This podcast always introduces me to a huge variation of interesting and successful creative people and their businesses. These honest discussions are eye opening and an easy, enjoyable listen. I like to listen whilst I am working in my workshop, which is great when I am unable to find the time to read.’
3. WHY WE MAKE THINGS AND WHY IT MATTERS written by Petter Korn This is an evocative account of Petter Korn's life as he tries to forge a meaningful career within the field of carpentry, whilst all the while questioning what is means to be a craftsperson. WHAT WE THOUGHT… 'Peter Korn has a real passion and curiosity for his craft which is really enjoyable to read. This intense search for meaning has helped me to feel reinvigorated and contented within my own career as a craftsperson. People who make things for a living often have self doubt over why they are doing it and if it really matters. And so I'd like to thank Peter for giving me clarity on the importance of my art.'