"A Great Life" has been written in a fun and friendly style to make the ideas presented accessible to a broad cross section of the population. For the curious 16 year old to the soul searching 26 year old, from the 46 year old high performing manager to the wise 66 year old contemplating the next stage of their life, this book demystifies the creative tension between surviving and thriving. By assisting the reader understand how these two conflicting threads can be better integrated into the fabric of their life, "A Great Life" provides the missing user guide to assist the reader balance the need to control with the desire to create. There will be a range of illustrations, hand crafted models and potential cartoon style characters throughout the book. There will be a companion website / member area and additional learning resources available to take the reader on a rich "learning journey" (especially via the e-book version).
An App is also in the development pipeline.
Other titles of similar style / approach:
- Business Model Generation (not the front cover - more the internal contents, sections, colours, models)
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
- The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
In terms of this project, I like designs that are:
- provocative (engender curiosity)
- emotionally engaging (distinct, meaningful, "I like it even though I cant tell you why I like it")
- simple (uncluttered, focused)
- friendly / authentic / personable
2. http://www.thesustainableceo.com (another book I am working on. That style can but does not necessarily need to be reflected in this project)
4. The Story of Stuff - the movie (in terms of style)