Business Thinking for Designers

What’s in the book

Plus—video interviews with leading designers at Atlassian, Minted, Intuit, and more.

About the authors

Ryan Rumsey

Ryan Rumsey

Founder, Second Wave Dive

Ryan Rumsey is the CEO and founder of Second Wave Dive, where he develops boutique leadership programs for professionals in the digital product and services industries. Second Wave Dive has worked with product, design, and executive leaders from companies like Apple, Lyft, Workday, ConsenSys, Dell, ANZ, and Autodesk. Ryan has a hybrid background in interaction design, front-end development, and product management. Previously he led digital product innovation and transformation at Apple, Electronic Arts, USAA, and Nestlé. 

Currently listening to: The Wind + The Wave. This Austin based duo gets me grooving with a mix of pop, folk and indie rock. Bound by extremely personal writing, on point musicianship, and vocals that just don’t miss, the final results are albums as complete as they come.

Currently inspired by: My kids. I feel refreshed by their willingness to challenge everyday norms with confidence and courage in creating their own identities while dealing with the pressures of growing up or fitting in.

Cultural thing I’m lovin’: Traveling without a plan. Days and weeks of working non-stop can really impact my mental health. Taking spontaneous trips, by myself or with my partner, allows me to recharge and be my best for my family.