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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution [Hardcover]

Chris Anderson
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Oct. 2 2012

What happens when DIY meets Web 2.0? In Makers, New York Times bestselling author Chris Anderson reveals how entrepreneurs use web principles to create and produce companies with the potential to be global in scope as well as how they use significantly less in the way of financial resources, tooling, and infrastructure required by traditional manufacturing. Anderson's unique perspective is that small manufacturing will be a significant source of future growth; that the days of giant companies like General Motors are in their twilight; that in an age of open source, custom-fabricated, and do-it-yourself product design, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers will be unleashed on global markets.

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“Anderson’s enthusiasm for his subject matter really shines through. . . . This isn’t a journalist taking a casual interest in a passing fad. This is someone who has a pretty serious grip on what he’s talking about.”
“Optimism is Anderson’s métier, and in his previous books [he] displayed the same tendency to see only the bright side. In both cases, though, Anderson was on to something, and that’s true of Makers.”
“Anderson is a sort of capitalist revolutionary, and Makers is the industrial chapter in a larger manifesto for the democratizing force of the internet.”
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About the Author

As editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, CHRIS ANDERSON has led the magazine to multiple National Magazine Award nominations, winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009. He was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age magazine in 2005. In 2009 Wired was named Magazine of the Decade by the editors of AdWeek. Chris Anderson is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and articulate voices at the center of the new economy. In a series of groundbreaking articles and books, he has identified important new trends in the economy and described new business models for seizing the business opportunities they represent.

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By Yaser
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book sheds some light on the trending Do-It-Yourself phenomenon - or as the author calls it the new industrial revolution. I like how the author connects the dots between the open-source movement in the software domain and its equivalence in the manufacturing domain. What I love most about the book are the personal experiences the author uses to convince his audience. I recommend this book to any person who would like to know how to get an idea from concept to market using new innovative design and production technologies. What I really miss in the book is a more in-depth discussion about the economics of the makers movement - that is, when does it make sense to pursue an idea? And how do you deal with huge competitors who might take your idea, producer a better version of it, brand it using their popular labels, and sell it for much cheaper?

I have to admit - I'm now ready to buy a 3D printer!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! June 18 2013
By Emile
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Chris Anderson did a fabulous job in putting this information together and sharing it with all. Thank you for such powerful education. Couldn't leave the book out of my sight till finished reading it and since then I have been planting seeds in my mind for ideas. I am extremely exited and looking forward to being part the Maker Movement Family. Thanks Chris. Thumbs Up!
Emile Amar, Real Estate Broker
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