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Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs is a beautiful two-color book that features candid conversations with 30 leading designers who have founded startups, channeled personal passions into self-made careers and taken risks to do what they love. In this book they share their failures, successes, and perspectives. Our hope is that you can learn from them-not ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 274 pages
Published April 8th 2013 by Kern and Burn LLC
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Ninakix
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-2015
The thing about great interviews is that you have to discover what the person you're talking to has to say. When it just becomes a happy conversation over beers, a chance to meet your heroes, or just a chance to reiterate what you already believe, you cut yourself off from the work of truly trying to understand this person and discover their truth.
It's also hard to construct a narrative between interviews, but perhaps this book suffers more because they don't seem to have a grasp on what they m
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Dave Rothacker
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you're a designer looking for inspiration, if you're wondering if there is life outside of client work or if you're wondering how the words designer and entrepreneur fit together, Tim and Jess's book is a no-brainer. In fact, you need it.

I am none of the above. I love this book.

When a guru interviews another guru, usually someone is coming up short. The short guy and the audience suffers while the other guru gets his or her ego stroked. I always take this notion into reading a book like Tim &
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Jack Oughton
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I finished it and immediately read it again.

Full of inspiration and a few ideas for the kind of person who is a little more 'creative' than 'entrepreneur' but wants to combine the two things to do the work that they love.

YES!
Denise Spiessens
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I look forward to reading it again.
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Really inspiring interviews. Too much food for thought. I specially enjoyed reading about their background, and how they got into design.
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