Books

Books with a have a major impact on my thinking

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Biography

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Alex Haley

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BUSINESS

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

Paul Arden

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind

Al Ries and Jack Trout

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Education

How to Read a Book

Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

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Information & Graphic design

Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids

Beth Tondreau

Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type

Kimberly Elam

Making and Breaking the Grid

Timothy Samara

Grid systems in graphic design

Josef Muller-Brockmann

Thinking with Type

Ellen Lupton

Principles of Two-Dimensional Design

Wucius Wong

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Scott McCloud

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Edward R. Tufte

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History

1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization

Salim T.S. Al-Hassani

The Essential Galileo

Galileo Galilei and Maurice A. Finocchiaro (Editor)

The Classic Slave Narratives

Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor), Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Mary Prince

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Design philosophy

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Michael Braungart and William McDonough