As a corporate tech designer and internet consultant, Paul Jarvis spent years working with professional athletes like Warren Sapp, Steve Nash and Shaquille O’Neal with their online presence, and with large companies like Yahoo, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz and Warner Music.

  • Anything You Want

    Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his ???accidental??? success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multi-million dollar company by following your passion. In Anything You Want, Sivers details his journey and the lessons learned along the way of creating CD Baby and building a business close to his heart. ???[Sivers is] one of the last music-business folk heroes,??? says Esquire magazine. His less-scripted approach to business is refreshing and will educate readers to feel empowered to follow their own dreams. Aspiring entrepreneurs and others trying to make their own way will be particularly comforted by Sivers straight talk and transparency -a reminder that anything you want is within your reach.

  • Chasing Slow

    You???re here, but you want to be ,. ,So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. ,???,And on and on you run. ,Viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she’d built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title ???The Nicest Girl Online??? as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her. ,She had arrived at the ultimate destination.,So why did she feel so lost? ,In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle???one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs???her husband’s brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism???Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace. ,Life’s answers are not always hidden where they seem. It’s time to venture off the beaten path to see that we???ve already been given everything we need. We’ve already arrived. ,You see?,You’ll see.

  • Dark Matter

    Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie???when his reality shatters.,It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can???t begin to fathom???what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor????and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason???s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.,When Jason awakes, he???s in a lab, strapped to a gurney???and a man he???s never seen before is cheerily telling him ???welcome back!???,Jason soon learns that in this world he???s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.,And someone is hunting him.

  • Deep Work

    One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results.,Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.,In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.,A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories — from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air — and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.,Few books have been as transformative for me as ,s ,. In an attention-deficit economy, we have lost our ability to focus and solve complex problems. As more companies embrace open offices, Slack, work-from-home policies and move towards ,, our attention spans are only getting shorter.,When was the last time you were able to focus on one task, uninterrupted, for just 60 minutes? Or when was the last time you managed to ???get some real work done???? In the first half of the book, Cal???s explains why deep work is so valuable and increasingly rare in today???s attention-deficit economy. Shallow work, on the other hand, is made up of non-cognitively demanding tasks that can be performed while semi-distracted. These jobs (and workers) are easily replicated and it???s a race-to-the-bottom for your career.,The ability to work deeply is perhaps , most valuable skill you can learn. It???s a skill that can be sharpened, practised, and leveraged in every aspect of your life. To master deep work, you can focus not just on ???getting things done??? but on ???getting valuable things done??? in less time.,???s company, , (now ,), was an early proponent of the value of deep work, cutting their employees??? workday to 4-days in 2012 and increasing productivity in parallel by promoting a distraction-free environment. More recently, , in Japan that led to a 40% increase in productivity by reducing distracting meetings, emails and ???shallow??? work.,In the 1980s, , famously adopted his own “,” where he spends two weeks alone in the forest twice a year. It is reported that he never missed these periods of deep work, no matter what was going on at Microsoft. Gates understands the value of ,.,A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, , will teach you practical steps to fight for more deep work in your life and to focus on what???s important. Read this book and then listen to the audiobook???make it still and it will instil positive changes in your career, habits and life.

  • Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

    Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job?,Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers have entire floors open for lease because the “same as everyone else” class of jobs have dried up. Many of us were raised to seek out a job that required us to fit in, to conform, to adapt until we fit the mold., is a guide for the kind of person who wouldn’t normally pick up a business book.,The personal business revolution is upon us. Here’s your recipe book for starting your revolutionary business, including some of what you will learn:,Take the plunge. Learn to fail and then win. Dare to do something that “everyone else” doesn’t. , will help.,Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brogan explains step-by-step how to build your business from the ground up, all without compromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you a freak in the first place.

  • The Antidote

    Success through failure, calm through embracing anxiety???a totally original approach to self-help.,Self-help books don’t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth???even if you can get it???doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as joy. We can’t even agree on what “happiness” means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way?,Looking both east and west, in bulletins from the past and from far afield, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual group of people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that in our personal lives, and in society at large, it’s our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. And that there is an alternative path to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity, and uncertainty???the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is the intelligent person’s guide to understanding the much-misunderstood idea of happiness.

  • The Unsplash Book

    In the last three years, Unsplash has become one of the fastest-growing and most engaged online photography communities.,Every month, the photos on Unsplash are viewed and downloaded nearly a billion times by creative individuals from writers to designers, bloggers, artists, and more. Every photo is free to download, licensed openly so you can do whatever you want with them, and shared with a simple message: Make something awesome.,The Unsplash Book is a 250 page,11.5″ X 8.75″ hardcover photography, design and art book featuring work from 120 photographers, writers, and artists. Every element in the book, from the photos, to the title, cover, and materials, was sourced from our community making it the first fully crowdsourced open book.,Each of The Unsplash Book’s five main chapters focuses on a different aspect of the creative process from inspiration, to incubation, to finding space, and reflecting on what you’ve done. We reached out to some of the greatest writers and thinkers in the new creative economy to share their thoughts about the future of creativity. People like: Paul Jarvis: Best-selling author and renowned web designer James Allworth: Co-author of , Kirby Ferguson: Filmmaker and creator of the , series Tobias van Schneider: Award-winning designer Lauren Bath: Renowned travel photographer Stephanie Georgopulos: Writer and Editor of Human Parts Whether on your coffee table or your desk, The Unsplash Book was designed as a spark for your creative spirit-something to pick up when you’re facing the long, dark nights of the creative process and find hope and inspiration.