The process oriented to build those products or services will be loved by millions of people, can be long and complex. It’s necessary to feed your own body and soul periodically with enough gasoline to make it possible, or at least enjoying the journey. What I am proposing here is a resources compendium could be helpful for your mind in order to enter the open mode and maximize creative process. My recipe is clear: lots of laugh mixed with high doses of literary, TV and film quality, seasoned with a dash of motivation. Enjoy as much as I’ve done using them.
John Fowles, 1977 - A tale full of moments of intrigue, suspense, eroticism and other spicy ingredients that make it especially unique
Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988 - I'm referring to the movie based on the Manga. A message to the world: I love Manga and some other cyberfuturistic movies like "Ghost in the shell"...
Kobe, Japón 1967 - I've read so many books of this writer that I confess that I am abducted by all of her. The first person with whom I would like to have a coffee and wait for the end of the world
CBS, 2007 - These sitcom characters sustain the TV serie in a masterful way. Over time they've polarized and get the best of themselves. Go scientists...
Xose Carlos Caneiro, 2000 - The story of a journey, both physical and spiritual, to an unreal place, both physically and spiritually
David Lynch, 1990 - One of the few Mr. Lynch movies that can be understood well from end to end
New York, 1983 - The funniest girl I know. An awesome absence of the ridicule sense drives her to explain how women really are and how they behave in privacy. Hilarious.
Frank Cho, 1997 - A sanctuary for troubled and instable animals can become the ideal place to make one of the rotten and funniest comic strips of all time
"La saga/fuga de JB" by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, 1972 - A story about Castroforte del Baralla and those with initials JB who have to save such a beautiful place from really grotesque things
FOX, 2008 - One of the best SciFi TV movies of all time. As of the second season, the plot is literally frightening. Fascinating characters for an amazing and surprising story
HBO, 2011 - A TV movie that honors its millions of followers. Intense, changing, bloody, well made and with characters that you never know if they will follow next season...
"Cien años de soledad" by Gabriel García Márquez, 1967 - In my opinion, the best novel of all time. The magic realism book that tells the story of one place and family from a different perspective, direct and without artifice
Aracata, Colombia 1927 - Ciudad de México, 2014 - A man capable of writing as he does, should not be of this world. Simply brilliant or an alien
A group of brilliant, transgressive and British people. Blessed humor. Incredible films (The life of Brian, The Knights of the square table ...) and a mythical TV serie (Flying Circus)
My referent for all that is to be agile, scathing, sharp, clever and any other word you need to describe to the greatest comedians of the world. And they also build instruments and play music
Ben Stiller, 2013 - Cinematographic tale of an inner journey that transposes itself into real world. Beautiful natural scenery and nice background story
Tim O'Reilly, 2017 - A book about the future of a society assaulted by technology and a little minority interests. A book based on our recent past from which we must learn and try to not to fail again
"El túnel" by Ernesto Sabato, 1948 - A fascinating history about a man's reasons for murder. Several human miseries flow constantly from our own being
NBC, 1993 - I've spent many pleasant hours revisiting Dr Crane's radiophonic program, again and again.
Antonio Muñoz Molina, 2001 - This book's structure fascinated me from the beginning. The same concept, the same concern and the same feelings from multiple views
Fushimi-ku, Japan, 1949 - This man's ability to take you to his ground is a natural apotheosis. His words are capable to transport you to a new and ambiguous state, place or feeling. I love his books and his mind
Jeremy Rifkin, 2010 - ¿Hacia donde vamos? ¿Que es lo que se vislumbra en el horizonte? ¿El capitalismo perdurará o quedará relegado por otro modelo de sociedad? En este libro encontraréis las respuestas
USA, 1964 - Writer and thinker specializing in everything that business and motivation means. A straightforward and intelligent guy who doesn’t fall in the empty words strategy that many others practice
Cartagena, Spain 1951 - His "Alatriste" saga and few other good books makes me follow him at a prudential distance. A controversial but direct guy. And that's always something appreciated...
Ben Stiller, 2001 - The first time I saw it I couldn't stop laughing during the entire movie. One of the best parodies about fashioned and stylish people
Haruki Murakami, 2009 - A trilogy Murakami 100%. A ticket to another dimension and another world as natural as the one you step on every day
Illinois, USA, 1950 - One of the most coherent person in the world, because he act always just like he is. And he's doing always with making fun and with a lot of integrity. A genius on his own
Neal Stephenson, 1999 - I've never read a story with such a great narrative exercise of two interwoven temporal lines. Different wars in different times, but always with the same background
Calvin & Hobbes represent what we always wanted to be as children. Beautiful description of what many of us really think. Ode to all summer nights stretched out in the field staring at the stars and thinking that we are that ... Importants
The absurd led to the greatest. Things like "the pride of the third world" make them deserving to be here. Go around with these two guys must be incredible...
"Morirás mañana" by Jaime Bayly, 2010 - Killing seems like is something quotidian. Once you finish this book, you think it's something necessary to remain being a person, or not...
Barcelona, Spain 1952 - I devoured his books for years. He helped me a lot to understand what it means good writing, good ideas or imagination. The king of ridiculous and hilarious everyday situations
Denver, USA, 1945 - Sociologist, thinker, influencer and person with well-furnished head. All his thoughts and reasoning go in one direction: making the world a viable place. I support it
Santarem,Portugal 1922- Lanzarote 2010 -This great writer's books are necessary to air our minds and take perspective of the world
"Especies protegidas" by Ferran Torrent, 2003 - One of the best books to understand the impunity and corruption of Valencian establishment, created by a great native writer. Essential to understand many things that have been happening during the last years in Spain
"Los estados carenciales " by Angela Vallvey, 2002 - A book to dive deep into the human being. A friendly warning: Sometimes it costs to leave again to the surface to take air
Miss Yamabukiiiiiiii. One of the most complex comic characters to create and understand. A modern creative genius masked in a plump body
Channel 4, 2006 - For a computer engineer like me, this is the closest to real life. A faithful portrait of what a bit worker should face each day. Legendary scenes that I highly recommend.
I've never seen anybody more able to make people laugh on the basis of others' suffering and all you might understand as politically incorrect
Amelie Nothomb, 1999 - The difficult or almost impossible match between the author and the Japanese business society described with all possible crudeness. And at the same time, a hilarious story
Marty Cagan, 2008 - The best book to know the ins and outs of Product Management from one of the best professionals in the world. Essential to know how to handle the success of succeeding products.
Amelie Nothomb, 2007 - Amelie's japanese boyfriend. An interesting and worthy relationship, especially because of an obvious sentimental disconnection caused by different cultures
Fjallbacka, Sweden, 1974 - This lady has done what I would like to do. Create a universe and take it to print letter. In his case, a serie of police and intrigue books at pure Swedish style
This comic shown me which would has to be my adult life, a respectable gentleman who thinks only in escape from reality in a thousand different ways. Lopez did it thinking in women. Rascal...
"Mil millones de mejillones" by Fernando Trias de Bes, 2010 - The most successful way of showing the world how bad the Spanish society have done before and during the huge economic crisis that unfortunately (you'll realize after reading the book) deserves us
Dan Pink, 2012 - We sell every day. Everywhere. This book helps us to be able to deal with such an arduous task, whether to those who are dedicated professionally or to those who have to do it without thinking
Ed Catmull, 2014 - I love animation, Pixar and their films. Knowing how they are so creative is fantastic. But try to apply it to my professional life is really a challenge...
Netflix, 2013 - The ins and outs of American politics uncovered. And best of all: a brutal character, Frank Underwood. The best villain of all time
Hugo Pratt, 1972 - A cynical and solitary character who has given us incredible adventures in romantic places. Venice, the South Seas, lost worlds and our imagination are just some of them
Barcelona 1967 - If you want to understand some about Spanish economy, this is your man. Didactic, direct, motivating and friendly storyteller of normally boring stories
Ridley Scott, 1982 - The best movie of all time. No other words...