Makers by Chris Anderson

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This is the sort of book, however, that is mainly aimed at corporate persons, and at individuals only to the extent that they work for corporate persons, cherishing the dream of becoming an "entrepreneur"...
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Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing.  A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent -- creating “the long tail of things”.
 

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Chris Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine, a position he's held since 2001. In 2002 and 2004, he led the magazine to a 2002 National Magazine Awards nomination for General Excellence. He has worked at The Economist, where he served as U.S. Business Editor. His career began at the two premier science journals, Science and Nature, where he served in several editorial capacities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Crown Business. 274 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steven Poole on Dec 07 2012

This is the sort of book, however, that is mainly aimed at corporate persons, and at individuals only to the extent that they work for corporate persons, cherishing the dream of becoming an "entrepreneur"...

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Good
Reviewed by Andrew Anthony on Nov 03 2012

...filled with stories of unlikely characters taking a risk, showing what they can do, and coming out on top of new billion-dollar companies. And it's written in that jaunty, easy-to-understand style that American magazine writers do so well.

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