david hieatt

I love resource pages in books. Here is mine.




Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman Yvon Chouinard (Penguin, 2006)

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Simon Sinek (Penguin, 2011)

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big Bo Burlingham (Penguin, 2007)


The Republic of Tea: The Story of the Creation of a Business, as Told Through the Personal Letters of Its Founders

Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler, Bill Rosenzweig (Crown, Random House 1994)

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography - Walter Isaacson (Little Brown, 2011)


The Lean Startup

Eric Ries (Crown, Random House, 2011)

The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success Les McKeown
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2012)

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age - Paul Graham (O’Reilly, 2004)


Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity David Allen (Piatkus, 2002)

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less Richard Koch (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007)

The 4-Hour Work Week,

Timothy Ferriss (Vermilion, Random House, 2011)


Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Simon Sinek (Portfolio Penguin, 2014)

The Score Takes Care of Itself:
My Philosophy of Leadership
Bill Walsh (Portfolio Penguin, 2010)

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules
L David Marquet

(Portfolio Penguin, 2013) Wooden on Leadership: How to

Create a Winning Organization

John Wooden (McGraw-Hill, 2005)

Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Spencer Johnson (Vermilion, Random House, 1999)


Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success
Ken Segall (Portfolio Penguin, 2012)

A Technique for Producing Ideas

James W Young (Frontal Lobe Publishing, 2011)

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Steven Pressfield (Black Irish Entertainment, 2012)

The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett’s Words of Wisdom Mary Buffet & David Clark (Pocket Books, 2009)


How To Stop Worrying And Start Living
Dale Carnegie (Vermilion, Random House, 1993. First published 1948)

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work Steven Pressfield (Black Irish Entertainment, 2012)

Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results Jamie Smart (Capstone, 2013)

The Power of Less: The 6 Essential Productivity Principels That Will Change Your Life
Leo Babauta (Hay House, 2009)

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (First published 1943)

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice, Shunryu Suzuki (Shambhala, 2005. First published 1970)

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be Paul Arden (Phaidon, 2003)

Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell and Live the Best Stories Will Rule the Future
Jonah Sachs (Harvard, 2012)


‘Trust Breeds Magic.’ Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka SwissMiss

‘You can’t get to wonderful without passing through alright.’ Bill Withers

‘The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.’ Fred Wilson

‘You can do anything, but not everything.’ David Allen

‘The more classic you can make something, the longer it will last.’ Paul Arden

‘Chase the work, and not the money. And the money will come.’ Paul Arden

‘The biggest investment you can make is in yourself not a house. ‘ Warren Buffet

‘The danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it ‘ Michelangelo

‘Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.’
Gustave Flaubert

‘Efficiency only matters if you don’t like what you’re doing.’  

Adam Shand on building his own house 










Do Book Company

Do Birth - A gentle guide to labour and childbirth - Caroline Flint

Do Disrupt -Change the status quo. Or become it - Mark Shayler

Do Grow - Start with 10 simple vegetables -Alice Holden

Do Improvise - Less push. More Pause. Better results A new approach to work (and life) Robert Poynton

Do Lead - Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible - Les McKeown

Do Protect - Legal advice for startups -Johnathan Rees

Do Purpose - Why brands with a purpose do better and matter more -David Hieatt

Do Sourdough - Slow bread for busy lives - Andrew Whitley

Do Story - How to tell your story so the world listens - Bobette Buster 

More info on my Do brand workshop - Wales. Oct 17th.

More info on my Do brand workshop - London. Dec 5th.

My new book: Do Purpose. Why brands with a purpose do better and matter more.  




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Thank you for sharing this list! When I applied to attend Do USA a few years ago, Yvon Chouinard was my answer to the question about who I would love to see speak. The ideas he explores in that book made a big impact on me.

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