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Do Books

Catalogue 2021
Hello, and welcome to our Do Books catalogue.

Launched in 2013, we publish books by the world’s Doers

whose stories and ideas have inspired others to go and Do.
We aim to encourage action and positive change; to close
the gap between where you are, and where you want to be.
And we believe a small clever book can do just that.

Beautifully designed inside and out, each book is written

by an expert — an innovator, disruptor or change maker
— who has taken to the stage at the annual Do Lectures
event. By giving them the opportunity to go beyond a
20-minute talk to a 20,000 word guidebook, they can go
deeper into their subject and provide readers with all the
guidance, wisdom and inspiration needed.

From life skills to smart working practices, with subjects

covering design, business, wellbeing and sustainable living:
these are books that make it easier to Do stuff.

We hope you like them.

Miranda & team

$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-96-0
Paperback | 128 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
30 colour photographs

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July 2021

Do Walk
Navigating earth, mind and body. Step by step.
Libby DeLana
One morning in 2011, Libby DeLana invitation to step outside, and see where
stepped outside her New England home the path takes us.
for a walk. She did the same thing the
next day, and the next. It became a daily Libby DeLana is an award-winning
habit that has culminated in her walking creative director, an advocate for female
over 25,000 miles — the equivalent of leadership, mom to two tall boys,
the earth’s circumference. aspiring pilot, and rookie fly-fisher.
In Do Walk, Libby shares the Her work has featured in Fast Company,
transformative nature of this simple and she has been profiled by the BBC R4
yet powerful practice. She reveals how series The Chain and several podcasts.
walking each day provides the time
and space to reconnect with the world ‘A moving and wise book that
around us; process thoughts; improve our powerfully conveys a simple truth:
physical wellbeing; and unlock creativity. that putting one foot in front of the
It is the ultimate navigational tool that other is a transformative act. DeLana
helps us to see who we are — beyond writes with insight, heart and wit.’
titles and labels, and where we want to go. — Cheryl Strayed, international
With stunning photography, this bestselling author of Wild
inspiring and reflective guide is an
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-91-5
Paperback | 128 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
10 colour photographs by Julian Calvarley

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April 2021

Do Build
How to make and lead a business the world needs.
Alan Moore
The world of business is changing. a different type of business that will
The single pursuit of ‘profit at any cost’ regenerate and restore our economy,
has been replaced by a desire to build and our environment, and our civilisation.
run companies that create a be#er future,
as well as enjoying commercial success. Alan Moore is a designer and business
In Do Build, Alan Moore draws on innovator on a mission to help businesses
his years of research into some of the discover their own unique beauty. He
most pioneering businesses on the planet. has collaborated with companies and
By speaking to purpose-driven founders, institutions all over the world, including
he discovers that it is possible to lead with PayPal, Microso", Coca-Cola, and MIT.
generosity, create a company culture that He is the author of Do Design.
allows individuals to flourish, to have
a transparent supply chain, and create ‘This may be the most enlightened,
products and services that are considered concise, and extraordinary book on
and profitable. By sharing examples of business ever written. It could be
best practice, Moore invites us to create said that true beauty and business
sustainable and regenerative businesses have never met. They do here.’
that are built to last. His insights will — Paul Hawken, author &
challenge and inspire founders to build environmentalist
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-88-5
Paperback | 112 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
20 line artworks by Matt Blease

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May 2021

Do Team
How to get the best from everyone.
Charlie Gladstone

This book is about working with other intelligence and retaining a sense of
people. It’s about making that experience humour, Do Team will help you get the
a positive one. It’s about how a happy, best from everyone so that you, your
engaged and motivated team becomes team and your business can thrive.
an unstoppable force.
In Do Team, entrepreneur Charlie Charlie Gladstone is an entrepreneur
Gladstone draws on three decades of with 30 years of experience operating
experience as an employer of over small businesses. He is an employer of
100 people and father of six, to share over 100 people and a father of six.
practical, honest and insightful advice With his wife Caroline, he wrote
on such ma#ers as: Choosing the right The Family Guide to the Great Outdoors
people; Ge#ing through tough times; (Penguin Random House).
Team building for introverts; The
power of (very) small teams; Why good ‘A must-read for anyone who wants
manners and kindness ma#er most to lead their team with empathy and
With easy-to-follow entries on kindness— from the man who does
hiring, gentle leadership, emotional it best.’ — Holly Tucker MBE
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-914168-00-0
Paperback | 144 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
15 linocut prints

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September 2021

Do Earth
Healing strategies for humankind.
Tamsin Omond

© Moana Ghiandoni

Do Earth is a ‘now or never’ handbook will offer gentle encouragement and

about climate change and the steps we new ways to live more earth consciously
need to take towards collective action as we collectively respond to our
and soul-enriching consciousness. planet’s final call for change.  
Environmental activist, Tamsin Omond
guides the reader through three parts: Tamsin Omond is an environmental
Self (where we are now), Community activist, founding member of Extinction
(what we need to do) and Earth (where Rebellion, journalist, author of RUSH!
we need to go). The Making of a Climate Activist (2009)
As much about personal transform- and former Head of Global Campaigns
ation and community engagement as at Lush Cosmetics. They are based
action against climate change, Do Earth  in London.
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-84-7
Paperback | 128 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
30 colour photographs by
Andrew Paynter

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Do Photo
Observe. Compose. Capture. Stand out.
Andrew Paynter
Preface by Geoff McFetridge

This isn’t a book about how to take the process along the way. And guess
the best pictures. It’s not even about what? It all starts before you even pick
the technical aspects of photography up the camera.
or how to ‘make it’ as a photographer.
In fact, it argues that you should Andrew Paynter is a photographer
take fewer photographs. By sharing and director based in Oakland,
10 practices honed over a lifetime California, who is interested in
spent behind the lens, photographer exploring character and the creative
Andrew Paynter encourages you to process. His clients include Coca-Cola,
develop a more considered approach Apple and Rolling Stone.
to photography so that you cra"
pictures with care. ‘In a world where everyone is a
Do Photo teaches novice, intermediate photographer now, how do you
and advanced photographers — and stand out? The answer can be found
everyone in between — how to use in this simple but profound book.
their cameras to really connect with It will train your eye to see what
subjects, create memorable and more others don’t.’ — David Hieatt
impactful photographs, and to enjoy
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-86-1
Paperback | 128 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
30 colour photographs

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Do Make
The power of your own two hands.
James Otter
We are all makers. From brewing our take bodysurfing, Do Make reminds us
morning coffee to folding a paper that nothing quite beats the feeling of
aeroplane, we find it satisfying to create having made something with our own
something that didn’t exist before. And hands. Isn’t it time to make your mark
it isn’t just about the outcome. Making on the world?
requires us to slow down and become
absorbed in the process: an antidote to James O!er is the founder of O#er
our fast-paced world. Sur%oards, where he designs and makes
James O#er is a wooden sur%oard award-winning wooden sur%oards.
maker with a passion for cra"smanship He has led workshop courses for the
— and the ocean. In Do Make, he invites past eight years, sharing his passion for
us to rediscover the joy of making. By making with others. He lives with his
using our hands to transform natural young family in Cornwall on a rugged
materials into objects of beauty and stretch of coastline where the Atlantic
utility, we reconnect with our creativity, meets the southern tip of the UK.
our environment, and back to ourselves.
With incredible photography, plenty ‘Whatever you aspire to make, this is
of encouragement and even a ‘how to’ the perfect book to guide you on
guide to make your own handplane to your journey.’ — Dan Kieran
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-63-2
Paperback | 128 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
15 colour photographs
Over 10,000 copies sold worldwide
since 2019

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Do Pause
You are not a To Do list.
Robert Poynton
Machines are designed to run constantly; And the good news is, even just a small
‘A pause is an opening. people aren’t. Our coping mechanisms
are meditation apps, weekend breaks 
pause every now and again can make a
real and lasting difference.
It acts as a portal to other and annual holidays, but things soon
revert. To prosper, we need a more Robert Poynton lives in an off-grid house
options and choices, sustainable approach — an ability in rural Spain. He is the author of Do
to pause. Improvise and an Associate Fellow of the
giving more dimension Do Pause looks at the importance Saïd Business School at the University
to your experience’ of this subtle yet powerful idea to
communication, creativity, relationships
of Oxford, where he designs and runs
executive education programmes,
— as well as our wellbeing and sanity. helping senior leaders understand and
With practical tools to help you create work with complex change.
new habits or make more significant
lifestyle choices, you’ll discover ways to ‘Most self-help guides give you tips to
reset and regenerate; take back control cram more into your life. But Do Pause 
of your time; and reconnect with other ensures the reverse — that you get
people — and yourself. more out. Pressing the pause button is
From taking a breath to taking a the key to being happier and healthier’
sabbatical, a pause can be many things. — Daily Mail
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-69-2
Paperback | 128 pages | 5 × 7 in
10 black and white photographs
25,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Breathe
Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done.
Michael Townsend Williams

When you get the right balance in life mindfulness, Do Breathe will help you to
you can do amazing things: create, reduce stress and increase productivity;
perform, lead a team, build a company, improve focus and work flow; cultivate
raise a family. But so o"en the scales tip new good habits and drop the bad; and
and we feel overwhelmed. build courage and resilience. Why not
Michael Townsend Williams, breathe yourself be#er?
an adman turned yoga teacher and
mindfulness coach, is an advocate From a life of ‘doing’ in the world of
of ‘welldoing’ — leading a busy and advertising to a life of ‘being’ as a yoga
productive life, but not at the expense and mindfulness teacher, Michael
of our health and wellbeing. And key to Townsend Williams now works on the
this? Our breath. integration of both. He is also the creator
The crucial link between mind and of the pioneering BreatheSync app.
body, our breath reflects what we’re
dealing with at any given moment. ‘A great little book about something
It tells us when we’re out of our depth. we do 600 million times in our life
With simple breathing exercises and but rarely think about.’
elements from yoga, meditation and — Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Calm
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-452180-27-4
Paperback | 128 pages | 5 × 7 in
45 colour photographs

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Do Inhabit
Style your space for a creative and considered life.
Sue Fan, Danielle Quigley

Home is where we make space for our lessons from the Japanese art of forest
senses to come alive — and come to bathing; and how to style your objects,
rest. Somewhere that is both restorative hang art and lay a supper table.
when we need to be, and inspiring when Styling those places you inhabit is
we need to do. Yet so o"en, we se#le not about trends, it is about creating a
into a place without considering how space that is meaningful to you. Less
the things around us affect our mood house, more home.
and ability to get things done.
Whether you live in a studio, large Sue Fan and Danielle Quigley created
house or cosy cabin, Do Inhabit will Wild Habit, a lifestyle brand that takes
help you to create a home (and work inspiration from nature to design
space) that invites connection and spaces, homeware and jewellery. They
creativity. With room-by-room guides live on opposite coasts of the US.
and an emphasis on nature as a source
of inspiration, you will discover a few ‘Overflowing with interiors inspiration.’
simple rules of interior design: the — Enki magazine
importance of evoking all five senses;
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-68-5
Paperback | 112 pages | 5 × 7 in
11 papercut illustrations

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Do Listen
Understand what’s really being said.
Find a new way forward.
Bobette Buster
Why is it that we seem astonished, even What if we each took five minutes a
grateful, when someone really hears day to actively listen? How might our
us? When they lean in and give us their world change? 
time and a#ention. How has this basic
act become such a rare commodity? Bobe!e Buster is a writer, producer,
Has the one-way street of social media and story consultant to major studios
‘broadcasting’ really marked the end of including Pixar, Disney, and Sony
conversation and listening?  Animation and to leading production
Do Listen is about rediscovering companies, as well as advertising and
the lost art of listening. How to form marketing agencies around the world.
deeper connections, generate moments She lives in Los Angeles and is Professor
of wonder, and achieve breakthroughs of the Practice of Digital Storytelling at
a"er a stand-off or stalemate.  Northeastern University, Boston. She is
Listening can take time. And it can be also the author of Do Story.
uncomfortable. Yet it is a skill that can
be cultivated and mastered. It can also ‘Do Listen focuses on practical ways
be a strategy. And sometimes, it will be we can reacquaint ourselves with deep
the most important thing you ever do.  and conscious listening.’ — SheerLuxe
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-70-0
Paperback | 120 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
3 black and white photographs
15 linocut prints by Hannah Cousins

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Do Sing
Reclaim your voice. Find your singing tribe.
James Sills

Singing is one thing, but singing  a love of singing. A welcome remedy to

together is something else. Powerful the demands of modern life.
and upli"ing, group singing creates
deep human connections and benefits James Sills is a musician and vocal
our wellbeing. And it’s fun.  leader with a passion for bringing
Vocal leader James Sills believes people together to sing. Over the years,
that group singing has the power to he has led thousands of people in song.
Let’s get together and feel alright. change lives. It is a joyful expression In response to global self-isolation

of our humanity that gives us purpose, during Covid-19, he set up online choir,
Bob Marley
encourages us to be fully present, and The Sofa Singers. It was a phenomenal
helps foster social bonds.  success and received worldwide media
With exercises to help unlock your coverage. He lives in North Wales with
voice, improve breathing, release his family and vinyl collection.
tension, and a few simple songs to get
you started, Do Sing will help you to ‘An open door to the joyous world
overcome any inhibitions and reawaken of singing.’ — Cerys Matthews
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-67-0
Paperback | 120 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
15 colour photographs

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Do Death
For a life better lived.
Amanda Blainey

Death has a 100 per cent success rate. offer sage advice on navigating grief
We can’t escape its inevitability nor and talking to children; and empower us
can we deny its existence. So, when to be be#er prepared, both practically
someone close to us dies or we are and emotionally.
confronted by our own mortality, why Death can be our greatest teacher.
are we u#erly unprepared?  This book is a manual for living, at any
In Do Death, Amanda Blainey seeks stage in life. 
to transform our lives through our
relationship with death. By inviting us Amanda Blainey is the founder of Doing
to accept death as a natural part of Death, a multi-media platform and
life, she encourages us to think about podcast that opens up more authentic
what really ma#ers — and live conversations about death and dying to
more consciously. With upli"ing inspire people to live more fully.
wisdom from leaders and visionaries, 
Do Death will help us rediscover the ‘A tiny gem crammed with wisdom
power of human connection; inspire and kindness.’ — Kathryn Mannix
us to talk about death more openly,
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-03-8
Paperback | 96 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
17 illustrations

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Do Birth
A gentle guide to labour and childbirth.
Caroline Flint
Whether it’s your first, second or fi"h Having a baby is one of life’s most
baby, most of us approach childbirth exciting adventures. This book will help
with some trepidation. Yet this life- you to embrace it.
changing event can and should be a
positive one. Caroline Flint has been a midwife for
Caroline Flint is a practising midwife four decades. She was President of The
and one of the most inspirational Royal College of Midwives and the first
figures in the world of childbirth. Over Chair of the Midwives Information
the years she has helped hundreds of and Resource Centre. She continues to
women give birth comfortably and talk at conferences and hold regular
confidently. And now she will help you. antenatal classes for the NCT.
Find out how to make preparations
if you choose to try and have your ‘Caroline uses her unparalleled
baby at home, or want to stay there as expertise to empower mothers.
long as possible; intuitive ways to help Her loving, no-nonsense approach
labour progress; how to make a hospital helped make the births of my two
birth more homely, and how to enjoy daughters the best hours of my life.
the first hours, days and weeks with This wonderful book shows how
your newborn. that’s possible.’ — Thandie Newton
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-452174-97-6
Paperback | 112 pages | 5 × 7 in
15 black and white photographs
Over 20,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Design
Why beauty is key to everything.
Alan Moore
So much goes unnoticed. We multi-task, We are creative beings. We love to
switch between screens, work faster. make things. This book will inspire you
When was the last time you paused to to create be#er things for be#er reasons.
consider a beautifully made object or Some say beauty is a luxury. But what
stunning natural landscape? Yet this is if it is key to creating a be#er world for
when our spirits li", our soul is restored. us all?
Designer Alan Moore invites us to
rethink not only what we produce — Alan Moore has designed and created
whether it’s a website, a handmade everything from books to businesses.
chair, or an entire business — but how He has shared his knowledge in the form
and why. With examples from Apple, of board and advisory positions at major
Blitz Motorcycles and more, we are companies, and speaking and teaching
encouraged to ask: is it useful and in institutions including mit and insead.
considered. Is it a thing of beauty?
Do Design will inspire you to raise the ‘An excellent guide to the essence
quality and cra" of your work; consider of beauty — the freedom to create it
the experience as much as the product; and an argument for its power and
and adopt simplicity, utility and honesty importance to the soul.’ — Tim Smit,
as guiding principles. The Eden Project
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-70-8
Paperback | 160 pages | 5 × 7 in
40 black and white photographs
10 linocut prints
Over 25,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Purpose
Why brands with a purpose do better and matter more.
David Hieatt
The most important brands in the world The crazy ones that don’t just make some-
make us feel something. They do that thing, but change something as well. 
because they have something they want
to change. And as customers, we want to David Hiea! started Hiut Denim in his
be part of that change. These companies hometown of Cardigan, a town that
have a reason to exist over and above used to have Britain’s biggest jeans
making a profit: they have a Purpose. factory. Its purpose is to get 400 people
Yes, we love the product they make. their jobs back. He is co-founder of
But the thing we love most about them The Do Lectures and has spoken at
is the change they are making.  Apple, Google and Red Bull, amongst
Purpose is an incredibly powerful others. He is also the author of Do Open
thing. It provides the strength to fight and The Path of a Doer.
the impossible. It tells your story,
it builds your team and it defines ‘David Hieatt is the man who proved
your culture. to a world full of shallow brands the
In Do Purpose, David Hiea# offers benefits of having a real purpose.
insights on how to build one of these There is no greater expert on the
purpose-driven companies. You know, matter.’ — Richard Reed, co-founder
those rare brands we all fall in love with. Innocent Drinks
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-46-3
Paperback | 136 pages | 5 × 7 in
11 illustrations by Millie Marotta
Over 30,000 copies sold worldwide

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

Today’s world wants to know you and structure and shape your story, the
the real story behind why you do what power of the ‘gleaming detail’, and why
you do. Whether you have a product to an emotional connection is key.
sell, a company mission to share or an With practical tips and exercises,
audience to entertain, people are far you will discover how to take your own
more likely to engage and connect if storytelling from good … to great.
you deliver a well-cra"ed story with So, what’s your story?
an emotional core.
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. Bobe#e Buster is a story consultant Bobe!e Buster is a writer, producer,

to major studios including Pixar, Disney and story consultant to major studios
Muriel Rukeyser
and Sony Animation. In Do Story she and to leading production companies,
teaches the art of telling powerful as well as advertising and marketing
and engaging stories. With profiles of agencies around the world. She is
activists, leaders and visionaries, she Professor of the Practice of Digital
shares a variety of styles and subjects Storytelling at Northeastern University,
to demonstrate her Ten Principles of Boston. She lives in Los Angeles and is
Storytelling. Find out how to source, also the author of Do Listen.
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-452174-96-9
Paperback | 112 pages | 5 × 7 in
10 illustrations by Millie Marotta
Over 15,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Lead
Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible.
Les McKeown
Real-world leadership is very different or reigniting a dormant passion, start
from all that the media would have us leading from where you are, right now,
believe. Forget the dashing swashbuckler and make a difference.
— effective leadership is typically
understated. It’s the myriad small things Les McKeown is the President and ceo
that make the big things possible. of Predictable Success. He advises senior
In Do Lead, Les McKeown demolishes leaders on personal leadership and how
the myths that have paralysed leadership to achieve scalable, sustainable growth,
in our modern era, then provides new, with clients including Harvard University
relevant tools for the job. You’ll discover and American Express. Les is based in
that we can all lead. And what’s more, Washington DC. He is also the author
we should. Because effective leadership of Do Scale.
is goal- not people-oriented. It’s about
the person with the right skills stepping ‘If you don’t think of yourself as a
forward. Find out the mindset required; leader — think again. Les McKeown
the basic leadership toolkit; and shows you how to be a great one.
techniques for dealing with the This is a must read for anyone who
(inevitable) failures. leads (or wants to lead) a company,
Whether you are new to the game team or group.’ — JJ Ramberg
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-76-2
Paperback | 128 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
10 illustrations

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GO AND TELL YOURS, How to give a talk and be heard.
Mark Shayler
WILL TELL IT FOR YOU. Ge#ing our voices heard can be a
nerve-wracking and overwhelming
task — particularly in a world where
informed, entertained and upli"ed.
Giving a brilliant talk is not about
following a method. It’s not about rules.
everyone seems to have something It’s about understanding what you want
to say. The ability to present our ideas the audience to think, feel and do
with confidence is now a coveted skill. a"erwards. Ultimately, it’s about being
Yet on the stage or screen, we become more you. 
this other person: less funny, less
engaging, less human. Mark Shayler is one of Britain’s most
Mark Shayler draws on his own charismatic keynote speakers. He has
experience — from nervous speaker to made a reputation by thinking on his
charismatic compere — to guide you feet and engaging audiences all over
through the task of public speaking. the globe. He is also the author of
He takes a deeper look at what’s holding Do Disrupt.
you back, and will help you to find your
voice and the confidence to share it; ‘Now more than ever, the world needs
learn how to tell stories, not just share us to share the stories of who we are,
data; stand and move around the stage and how we came to be. This book
comfortably; and leave the audience shows us how.’ — Joan Iyiola
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-47-0
Paperback | 128 pages | 5 × 7 in
20 colour photographs
15,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Fly
Find your way. Make a living. Be your best self.
Gavin Strange
Do Work You Love. Sounds simple, Do Fly is your all-in-one guide, ticket
doesn’t it? But the reality can be quite and passport to a new destination.
different. Whether you’re just starting Ready for take off?
out or simply ready to head in a new
direction, you’re going to need some Gavin Strange is a director and designer
help turning your natural skills into at Aardman Animations. He is a believer
winning strategies. in creative side projects and develops
On hand is Gavin Strange — a creative his own under the JamFactory moniker.
working by night under the name of He is a speaker on the global circuit
JamFactory and, by day, at the award- including OFFF, FITC and Wired: Next
winning studio Aardman Animations. Generation. Gavin lives with his family
With advice, encouragement and in Bristol, England.
a reminder that life’s too short to
not pursue your passion, Do Fly will ‘A unique formula for self-motivation,
inspire you to cultivate an optimistic staying passionate, and striking that
and resilient mindset; reframe your often elusive balance between paying
relationship with work; develop creative the bills and enjoying life to the
side projects; and teach yourself a whole creative max. A gem of a book.’
new skillset. — Inky Goodness
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-01-4
Paperback | 144 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
7 illustrations by Andy Smith
15,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Improvise
Less push. More pause. Better results.
A new approach to work (and life).
Robert Poynton
Every day we deal with the unplanned you overcome creative blocks, generate
and the unexpected — from a broken new ideas and respond fluently to
toaster to losing (or gaining) a major circumstances beyond your control.
client. Our natural ability to improvise Not sure what to do next? Improvise.
gets us through. But we feel as if we’re
winging it, rather than acting with Robert Poynton is the author of
courage and conviction. Do Pause and co-founder of On Your Feet,
Robert Poynton teaches an acclaimed a consultancy that uses improvisational
method to some of the world’s biggest tools and ideas to help people work
brands and companies. Improvisational together more effectively. He is an
skills that an actor might use on stage Associate Fellow of the Said Business
are honed and applied to the everyday School at the University of Oxford.
business of work and life. The end result
is a new approach that embraces change ‘I love the book. It’s so relevant as we
as a natural process and has creativity make sense of our lives and work
and innovation at its heart. practices during and after Covid.’
With simple games to put the theory — Chris Pirie, Learning Futures Group
into practice, Do Improvise will help
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-80-9
Paperback | 120 pages | 4¾ × 7 in
10 colour artworks

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Do Agile
Futureproof your mind. Stay grounded.
Tim Drake
When faced with ‘new’ and ‘different’, leads to a positive mindset; reignite a
are we really open-minded — or wary desire to learn; and retrain your mind
and suspicious? In a world obsessed to think more autonomously.
with the latest tech or trend, where Today’s world requires a new type
groupthink dominates, it’s easy to close of toolkit. One that helps build mental
Everything can be taken away from down our thinking; to mentally inhabit resilience, a growth mindset, and a
a man but one last thing: the last of the a space that is both comfortable and positive outlook. Once that’s in place,
human freedoms. To choose one’s own familiar. Yet what if we’ve become stuck you can do practically anything. 
in our ways? Or stopped having an
a!itude in any set of circumstances,
opinion that was truly our own?  Tim Drake is an author and keynote
to choose one’s own way. Do Agile is about rese#ing our speaker to business audiences around
— minds and moving forward. Tim Drake Europe on motivation and unlocking
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning shows us that to work effectively in any potential. He has co-founded and run
organisation — and in life in general, businesses, think tanks and charities.
we require a mindset that is open, alert,
engaged and positive. And importantly, ‘Full of wisdom, warmth and positivity,
aligned with our core principles. Learn Do Agile makes the reader feel that
to define your values as they change anything is possible.’ — Ella Berthoud,
over time; find out how ‘giving back’ Bibliotherapy
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-45-6
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Do Disrupt
Change the status quo. Or become it.
Mark Shayler

This book is about disruption. About to shake things gently. It’s about
doing things differently. About having thinking big. Being innovative.
ideas that will change the world. That Making a difference. 
will at least change your world. It’s also
about delivering those ideas. Mark Shayler runs an innovation
Do Disrupt is a workbook that will and sustainability agency helping
help you create or refine your business big companies think small, and small
idea and take it from concept to market. companies think big. His clients have
It will encourage you to define your included Coca-Cola, Samsung and
customer, identify the competition … Unilever. He is a keynote speaker and
and then outsmart them. You’ll also find the author of Do Present.
out why you need a chat with your Nan
and a tape measure. ‘A colouring book about world
If you’re starting a new business or domination.’ — VICE
you’re the rebel inside, it’s not enough
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-30-4

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37 black and white photographs
10 illustrations

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How a simple email newsletter can transform
your business (and it can)

IMPORTANT. David Hieatt

How do you grow your business when Build community. Build your brand.
you don’t have a marketing budget? Build long-term growth. Discover why
How do you stand out in a busy world? the humble e-newsle#er is pure and
‘For me, the newsle"er is the most u#er gold. 
important tool I have in building a
global denim brand. Second only to David Hiea! has been described as a
the sewing machine.’ David Hiea# marketing genius. He is co-founder of
based his entire marketing strategy Hiut Denim and The Do Lectures and has
around an email newsle#er. And it spoken at Apple, Google and Red Bull,
worked. His company has grown into amongst others. He is also the author of
a global jeans brand with a fiercely Do Purpose and The Path of a Doer.
loyal community. Now, David shares
his insight, strategy and methodology ‘How a newsletter can have a great
so you can do the same. Discover why impact on your business. Full of
giving is your secret to success; how to practical, helpful tips.’ — Tina Roth
get people’s a#ention when time is your Eisenberg a.k.a. @swissmiss
biggest competitor; why creating beats
sharing; and how a small team can win.
$14.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-15-1
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Intellectual property (IP) is fundamentally concerned

with ideas and the expression of them whether in
writing, film or other mediums. There is, as they say,
a clue in the title, and the law has evolved to classify
both the different assets which come under this umbrella
term and the procedures in place for their protection.

Every business starts with an idea, but it is important to

understand that it is not the idea that is protected but how
it is articulated. In order for an idea to be protected it has to
exist in one of the recognised formats in which intellectual
property rights exist. Put another way, if you have a great
idea it will only be protected if you don’t tell anyone (so no
one can copy it) or you set it down in some recorded format.
It follows that every business that articulates its idea
owns IP or, put another way, rights in IP (IPR) – we will
use these terms interchangeably. To some this statement
is obvious, but to many starting out the importance and
value of their ideas can be overlooked. So whether you are
selling a brand-new product or simply your know-how,

Do Protect
this is an important subject for all startups.
In essence IPR are the bricks and mortar of a brand or
content led business. As creator, you have the right to stop

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Legal advice for startups.

Johnathan Rees
Building Your Team

For many entrepreneurs, starting out can be a solitary

and scary experience. Whether you are a sole trader
The best companies are formed around Do Protect is an essential read for
or in partnership with a couple of colleagues, it is
unlikely that you will start your business with a strong
a simple but great idea. As this idea anyone starting their own business.
supporting cast to whom you can turn. One of the
tricks to being a successful startup is not only to
develops and is introduced to the world, Get the legalities right, then focus on
recognise your limitations, but to pick and retain
the right people.
it needs to be nurtured and, importantly, the fun stuff.  Build your business on a
In this chapter we are going to focus on a few of the legal
protected.  strong foundation. 
aspects in the team-building process across the various
stages, from hiring and firing to incentivising and managing.
Do Protect offers clear and accessible
A word of caution: this area, like many others covered legal advice and explanations on all Johnathan Rees is a company
in Do Protect, is highly regulated. There is insufficient
space to cover all aspects of employment law here but, aspects of se#ing up, running and commercial lawyer. He has more than
as ever, the intention is to highlight the bigger issues and
provide some guidance. growing your own business, including 25 years’ experience of advising a wide
Types of Employment Relationship intellectual property rights; raising range of clients from entrepreneurs
Over the last decade or so, working patterns and practices finance; dealing with customers and to large owner-managed businesses,
in the UK have become increasingly diverse as both
employers and workers seek greater flexibility. suppliers; e-commerce and social international corporations, banks and
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media; building a team; and even selling private equity institutions. He lives and
your business. works in London.
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Do Scale
A road map to growing a remarkable company.
Les McKeown
Scaling up is something most founders own way’; how to develop winning
aspire to, especially once the tricky teams; and your secret weapon for
start-up phase has been navigated. decision making.
It can increase your reach and With practical advice and clear
futureproof your business. But how guidance, Do Scale is an essential
do you ‘scale’? And how does it differ manual for anyone looking to grow a
from ‘flipping’ for a quick profit, or successful and sustainable organisation
slower organic growth? — and turn it into something truly
Les McKeown advises industry remarkable.
leaders on how to achieve scalable,
sustainable growth. In Do Scale, he Les McKeown is the President and
draws from his decades of experience ceo of Predictable Success. He advises
to provide a clear understanding of senior leaders on personal leadership
what’s involved, and the strategies and how to achieve scalable, sustainable
needed to take your business (or not- growth, with clients including Harvard
for-profit) to the next level. University and American Express. Les is
You’ll find out what it means to based in Washington DC. He is also the
scale — and if now is the right time; author of Do Lead.
why founders need to ‘get out of their
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-11-3
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Do Sourdough
Slow bread for busy lives.
Andrew Whitley
One of the oldest yet simplest, tastiest with your own hands and in your own
and most nutritious breads you can time. It’s the chance to learn new skills,
make, sourdough needs only flour, make something to share with family
water, salt — and a li#le time. But what and friends, and change your world —
if time is the one thing you don’t have? one loaf at a time. 
In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley,
a baker for over 30 years, reveals how Andrew Whitley has ‘changed the way
the slow fermentation that’s key to real we think about bread’ (BBC Food and
sourdough can happen while we’re Farming award judges). His company
asleep or at work. With his simple and Bread Ma#ers run some of the most
fuss-free method, you can make this respected bread-making courses in
wonderful bread at home. Discover the the UK, popular with amateurs and
basic tools and ingredients you need to professional cooks alike. In 2008, he
get started; how to create and refresh co-founded the Real Bread Campaign to
your own sourdough starter; recipes for bring good bread to every neighbourhood
basic loaves, sourdough pizza, ciaba#a, in the UK. He lives in Scotland.
crumpets; and ideas for the bread you
don’t devour immediately. ‘Thorough, no nonsense, great recipes,
The result isn’t just fresh bread made ace photos.’ — Tom Herbert
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-452171-48-7
Paperback | 160 pages | 5 × 7 in
35 colour photographs
7 illustrations by Millie Marotta
Over 10,000 copies sold worldwide

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Do Grow
Start with 10 simple vegetables.
Alice Holden

Ever wanted to grow your own but don’t Alice has worked with over the years, 
have the time, the space, or even know Do Grow is an accessible and inviting
where to start? guide to growing, harvesting and
Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most preparing farm-to-table meals from
pioneering female growers, has spent your very own edible garden.
her life outdoors working on small and
large scales — from kitchen gardens Alice Holden has spent her life outdoors
to commercial farms. In Do Grow, working on small and large scales.
she’ll help optimise the space and time Currently she is head grower at
available to you — even if it’s a window Growing Communities, an award-
box and 10 minutes a week — with winning organic urban food producer
simple-to-follow guidance, plus advice in east London.
on the basics for your own gardening
tool kit; how to make your own compost; ‘A great little book jam-packed with
common garden pests to watch out for; brilliant gardening info.’ — Rachel Allen
and how to keep your soil fertile.
With delicious recipes from Hugh
Fearnley-Whi#ingstall and others that
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-20-5
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Do Beekeeping
The secret to happy honeybees.
Orren Fox
Honey. Drizzled over a slice of fresh chefs and cooks, including Honey & Co.,
bread, or eaten directly from a spoon, you’ll learn all about bees and their
is one of life’s great pleasures. And with inspiring world of work and honey
beehives on urban roo"ops, in next production. And may even be tempted
door’s back garden — even schemes to buy your first bee suit.
for adopting bees or renting hives —
becoming a honey producer seems … Orren Fox is a young beekeeper and
possible. So how easy is it and what’s sustainable-food advocate, who took
involved? part in a ‘honey show down’ at the White
By sharing the journey of young House. He grew up in Newburyport, MA,
beekeeper Orren Fox, you’ll discover and has been keeping chickens and bees
that keeping your own honeybees is for most of his life.
easier than you think. Find out how
and where to set up your hive; the tools ‘Packed with information, it reads
and equipment you need to get started; like a good friend encouraging you to
the process of inspecting the hive; and give beekeeping a try. And this time,
how and when to harvest your honey. I just might.’ — Edible Boston
With delicious honey-based recipes
shared by talented and resourceful
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-907974-35-9
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50 colour photographs
10 linocut prints by Hannah Cousins
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Do Wild Baking
Food, fire and good times.
Tom Herbert
Cooking outdoors can be a challenge This is a call for a more relaxed,
but the rewards are great: a hearty inclusive style of cooking and baking.
stew eaten under a starlit sky; grilled It’s not just about delicious meals
mackerel on the beach; ash-baked shared, but the conversations ignited,
flatbreads plucked from the glowing the senses reawakened, and above all,
embers, torn and shared. the memories created.
Tom Herbert, a true advocate for this
way of life, makes it easy. Armed with Tom Herbert is a fi"h-generation baker
your hero ingredients, essential kit, and and one half of Channel 4’s Fabulous
some kindling, you’ll be inspired to leave Baker Brothers. He is co-founder of The
the kitchen for an outdoor adventure — Long Table — a community enterprise
even if it’s in the back garden or just a providing access to good food for anyone
few miles from home. who needs it. He is also an ambassador
In Do Wild Baking, over 50 delicious for development charity Tearfund.
recipes — from Beer Bread to Hot
Smoked Salmon — are grouped by ‘Tom makes cooking dinner outside on
location: Beach, Mountain, River and a fire, or baking amazing bread, seem
Forest. And if rain prevails, almost all natural, seamless and most of all easy.’
of them can be recreated at home. — Anna Jones, cook & author
$16.95 | ISBN 978-1-452174-95-2
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Richard Beaven

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Do Preserve
Make your own jams, chutneys, pickles and cordials.
Anja Dunk, Jen Goss, Mimi Beaven
Peach and mulberry compote served Anja Dunk is a caterer and cook based
over ice cream. Green tomato chutney just outside of London. She is also
with cheese. Fennel confit to pair with the author of Strudel, Noodles and
riso#o. A chilled glass of strawberry gin Dumplings. Mimi Beaven is co-founder
fizz. Do Preserve features over 80 recipes of Made in Ghent, a family farm and
that transform everyday dishes into shop in the Hudson Valley, New York.
memorable, flavour-filled meals. Jen Goss lives on a smallholding in west
With expert advice and inventive Wales, where her homegrown produce
recipe ideas from a trio of cooks, you’ll provides ample supplies for her catering
soon learn the basic principles and company, Our Two Acres.
methods of preserving; the essential
equipment and ingredients you need ‘Easy, fuss-free jam making… It will be
to get started; and guidance on the my guide to preserving through many
different preserving agents (sugar, autumns to come.’ — Anna Jones,
vinegar, alcohol, oil and salt). cook & author
Wri#en for home cooks of all skill
levels, Do Preserve makes it easy to turn
fresh produce into delightful preserves
to enjoy, share and gi".
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Do Sea Salt
The magic of seasoning.
Alison, David & Jess Lea-Wilson
Salt is magical. It enhances our food ingredient has the ability to take food
to make each component taste more from bland to brilliant. 
of itself, and brings together all the
elements of a dish so it sings with Alison and David Lea-Wilson started
deliciousness. And it’s not just about Halen Môn, the Anglesey Sea Salt
flavour, these crystals contain trace company, in 1997. In 2017, Halen Môn won
elements needed for our very survival.  the Queen’s Award for Sustainability, and
Do Sea Salt will change the way in 2019, Alison and David were awarded
you think about salt — and how you mbes for their services to business.
use it. Wri#en by the founders of Their daughter, Jess, is a copy-writer
Halen Môn, the natural sea salt used and designer who has worked in the
by home cooks and world-famous food industry her whole working life.
chefs alike, you will discover the role
that it plays in our health; how to ‘One must never underestimate the
season your food properly; and how power of salt: life, nourishment, and
to make your own. certainly flavour. In this book, anyone,
With favourite recipes from salt- including chefs, can learn how to
baked fish to salted caramel sauce,  master the finesse of salt.’
Do Sea Salt shows how this humble — Daniel Boulud, chef
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Jim Marsden
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Path The Skimming Stone

A short story about reciprocity. A short story about courage.
Louisa Thomsen Brits Dominic Wilcox
Walk with me. Together we will pa"ern aliveness and moments of connection
the earth, tracing the surface of the land. that li" us to a wider perspective.
The book’s meditative journey features
Many of us enjoy walking along a film photography and original artworks I knew the moment had arrived at last. Dominic Wilcox is a world-renowned
familiar path. Our spirits li" as our mind that complement the lyrical prose and The stars had aligned. designer and inventor who creates
quietens; our soul is restored by the perfectly capture the luminosity of the It was the perfect balance of stillness innovative and thought-provoking
natural beauty and endurance of the chalk paths of Sussex. and silence. objects, such as the world’s first gps
landscape. As we adjust to the rhythm of A positive, life-affirming tale offering  shoes. He is the founder of Li#le
walking, the earth offers up support and encouragement and reassurance. If you had the chance to do the one Inventors with a mission to inspire
reassurance. thing you’ve always wanted to do, children to become the creative
In Path, a beautifully wri#en parable Louisa Thomsen Brits lives close to would you dare? Could you ignore the thinkers and inventors of the future.
from the unique and soulful voice of the sea and hills of rural East Sussex, doubts and follow your heart — even His Li#le Inventors series of books is
Louisa Thomsen Brits, a solitary figure England. She is an author and outdoor at the risk of failure? It is only when we published by Collins.
walks through uncertainty and isolation swimmer. take the first step that things can truly
to reach an understanding that they change. And something new can begin. ‘Dominic Wilcox… challenges the real
are not alone, but part of the world ‘A book to be read slowly, and read again The Skimming Stone is a beautifully world to keep looking at itself with
around them. … It enriches with each encounter.’ illustrated short story about courage, innocent eyes, wondering what else
Blending nature writing and poetry,  — Elementum Journal self-belief and optimism.  is possible.’ — Thomas Heatherwick
Path is an invitation to experience
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