Worth the Read
These books have profoundly impacted my approaches to design and work, and I believe their lessons are universal. Pro-tip: I highly recommend using the libby app (and your local library card) to read or listen to most of them for free.
Ruined by Design
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Between the World and Me
Good to Great
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Thinking with Type
Steal Like an Artist
Intercom on Jobs to be Done
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why.
Ways of Seeing
Nomadic Furniture (2 volumes)
James Hennessey and Victor Papanek