Felix Jamestin's Blog


Books are mind-meld devices. The good ones give you perspective; the great ones give you a ringside view of the author’s mind and her ideas — like cheat codes that let you replay life from different viewpoints.

This is a list of books I've found useful, and hope they help you too.

⛩ Architecture & cities

✒️ Biographies

👩‍💻Design & product

❤️ Health

🎭 History & culture

🙏 Life

📢 Marketing

💵 Money

⏱ Personal productivity

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Psychology

🏢 Strategy & business

✍️ Writing

Note: stars indicate books i've found especially useful.

📜 Short stories

🦸🏻 Comics/graphic novels

🚀 Novels – sci-fi

🧙 Novels – fantasy

📖 Novels – general

This is a list of interesting ideas I've found repeatedly useful.
I maintain them here as public bookmarks for easy sharing.

🖖 On advice that's sound in most times

👩‍💻 On products

On markets and opportunities || product strategy

On building the right thing || product management

On uncovering why your users do as they do || user research

On designing how the thing works || interaction design

On designing how the thing feels || visual design

On making the thing a place you'd hang out at || social design

On making the thing fun || game design

On checking if the thing you wanted to happen, happened || analytics

On creating awareness and sneaking in desire || marketing

On acquiring more of those who want what you've built || growth marketing

On aligning people while they do things || management

On the search for a scalable way to make money || startups

On words that clarify and convince || writing & copywriting

On building the thing that builds the thing || hiring

⛩ On cities & spaces

🎭 On culture

🕸 On the organization of people

💸 On money & its origins

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 On people, psychology & matters of desire


  1. All media tend to centralise over time. I hope the internet is the exception that breaks the rule (despite signs that online attention is getting increasingly aggregated.)
  2. Tangential: science fiction often predicts the future and then, ironically, stops being fiction — the nets in ender’s game seem eerily like thought-blips on twitter.