Technovation with Peter High - 377 Interviews and Podcasts

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July 10, 2017: Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, Co-Authors of 'How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life”

Among other topics, Bill & Dave discuss the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Explanation of Design thinking, or Human-centered design
  • The evolution of the Designing Your Life concept
  • Idea generation
  • How “dysfunctional beliefs” constrain our choices
  • Design thinking tools: reframing, empathetic thinking, Odyssey Plans
  • Designing Your Life for Women


Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He directs the undergraduate and graduate programs in innovative design and is a Consulting Assistant Professor. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Bill advises several internet startup companies. He has worked professionally on a variety of projects and holds both mechanical and design patents.

Bill has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Product Design from Stanford University.

Dave Evans is a Lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford and has served as an Executive Leadership and Management Consultant for high technology companies for over 25 years. He has also worked in alternative energy, led product marketing teams at Apple, and is a co-founder of Electronic Arts.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a graduate diploma in Contemplative Spirituality from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview