The Maker Movement Manifesto
Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers
A new book by Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, Inc.
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A pioneer of the Maker Movement, Mark Hatch explains how new technologies and economic upheavals are paving the way for individuals to create, innovate, make a fortune—and even drive positive societal change—with nothing more than their own creativity and some hard work.
Thanks to the widespread availability of technology and access to equipment, anyone can now create and innovate. Anyone can be the makers of products and trends. It’s called the Maker Movement, and this book chronicles the powerful changes now occurring and the remarkable effects the movement is having on business and society.
This is a call to action for both makers and would-be makers. Whether you’re a banker, lawyer, teacher, student, tradesman, or politician—YOU can play an important role in the maker society.
About the Author
Mark Hatch is CEO of TechShop, Inc., a platform focused on radically democratizing access to the tools, information, resources, and community needed to design and innovate. A former Green Beret, Mark has held executive positions focused on innovation, disruptive technology and entrepreneurship at large and small firms including Avery Dennison, Kinko’s, and Health Net. He holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at the Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Irvine. He is listed among Fast Company's "Who's Next," Xconomy's "Biz Dev Ninja," and the San Francisco Business Times' "Bay Area's Most Admired CEOs."
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About TechShop, Inc.
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in Menlo Park, Calif., with locations nationwide.
TechShop is crushing barriers and building new and exciting pathways for the creative class to do what it does best. Create. TechShop recently won the EXPY Award, given to the “experience stager of the year,”and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, Inc., Forbes, and numerous other publications.