Makers

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Random House Audio | Oct 02, 2012 | 501 Minutes | ISBN 9780307878908

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Praise

“A thrilling manifesto, a call to arms to quit your day job, pick up your tools, and change the future of manufacturing and business forever.” –BoingBoing

“Chris Anderson has been called many things: a visionary, a pioneer of the Internet economy, a proselytizer of DIY 2.0. But it’s probably more apt to think of him as a weather vane: He might not control the winds of change, but he’s often the first to see which way they’re blowing.” -Foreign Policy

“Chris understands that the owners of the means of production get to decide what is produced. And now you’re the owner. This book will change your life, whether you read it or not, so I suggest you get in early.” –Seth Godin, bestselling author of Tribes and Purple Cow

“A visionary preview of the next technological revolution.  If you want to know where the future is headed, start here.” –Tom Rath, author of StrengthsFinder 2.0
 
“Makers is must read for understanding the transformative changes that are shaping, and will shape, the future of inventing.” –Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality

“Inspiring and engaging. Anderson delivers a compelling blueprint of a future where America can lead in making things again.” –Elon Musk, co-fouder of Tesla Motors and CEO of SpaceX

 “In Makers, Chris Anderson gives us a fascinating glimpse of a hands-on future, a future where ‘if you can imagine it, you can build it.’” –Dan Heath, co-author of Switch and Made to Stick

“For those who have marveled at the way software has helped disrupt industry after industry – buckle up, that wave is coming soon to an industry near you. Chris Anderson has written a compelling and important book about how technology is about to completely shake up how America makes things.  Required reading for entrepreneurs, policy makers, and leaders who want to survive and thrive in this brave new world.” –Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup

“The Maker movement powered by desktop manufacturing will revolutionize the global economy. Chris Anderson once again reinvents the future in “Makers”: a big vision driven by down-to-earth and practical ideas. A must read for anyone who wants to see the leading edge of change.” –Peter Schwartz, Co-founder of Global Business Network and author of The Art of the Long View
 


From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

 
 
Part One  The Revolution
   1. The Invention Revolution    
   2. The New Industrial Revolution   
   3. The History of the Future    
   4. We Are All Designers Now    
   5. The Long Tail of Things    

Part Two. The Future
  6. The Tools of Transformation    
         Four Desktop Factories    
  7. Open Hardware     
  8. Reinventing the Biggest Factories of All     
  9. The Open Organization    
 10. Financing the Maker Movement    
 11. Maker Businesses    
 12. The Factory in the Cloud    
 13. DIY Biology    

Epilogue 
The New Shape of the Industrial World    

Appendix: The 21st Century Workshop
Getting started with CAD  
Getting started with 3-D printing 
Getting started with 3-D scanning 
Getting started with laser cutting  
Getting started with CNC machines 
Getting started with electronics    

Acknowledgments    

Notes    

Index

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