Bill Burnett on Transforming Your Work Life
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode Andrew is joined by Bill Burnett, the author of Designing Your New Work Life, to discuss how design thinking can transform our present job, and how it can improve our experience of work in times of disruption.
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Bill Burnett is an Adjunct Professor and the Executive Director of the Life Design Lab at Stanford. He received his degrees in design from Stanford and has worked in industry and academia for over 40 years. He spent seven years at Apple designing award-winning notebook computers and started his career designing Star Wars toys at Hasbro. He advises several startup technology companies started by his students.
Bill is also the co-author of Designing Your Life, a book that captures the lessons from 14 years of teaching the Stanford class of the same name, and Designing Your New Work Life, a book that helps you redesign your job. Both books attempt to help people answer the age-old question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”