maker economy

Life long learners

White House stuff

National Day of Making info includes videos

Proclamation has great insight – will you answer the call?

Fact Sheet loaded with initiatives – what can you be involved with?

5 Questions on “Making” – What is “Making”? Where did the “Maker Movement” start? Who is involved? How can I get involved in Making? Why is Making important?

White House Google Hangout on Maker Movement link to Google+ post; use time stamps to view what you need


I am a maker <video 1:13>

Dale Dougherty: We are makers | TED Video 11:47

Maker Mayors Action Report – great insight – 10 action items to assist city governments in building local capacity (25 pages)

Deloitte Center:  Impact of the Maker Movement – five dimensions of focus 1. Manufacturing 2. Education 3. Government Policy 4. Citizen Science 5. Retail

Deloitte University Press:  A Movement in the Making Report – “Making – the next generation of inventing and do-it-yourself – is creeping into everyday discourse, with the emerging maker movement referenced in connection with topics ranging from the rebirth of manufacturing to job skills development to reconnecting with our roots.”

University of Virginia Miller Center:  Building a Nation of Makers – Thus, we consider the main goal of our recommendations to be “producing quality employees for our workforce so SMEs can grow, prosper and provide more jobs, higher
pay, better benefits, local and regional economic growth and a bigger, more competitive American economy: That is the social benefit, first and foremost.”

Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future |

The Maker movement makes its mark – USA Today article with great insight – “What a lot of folks don’t understand is that we have real innovations coming out of these spaces that are worth billions of dollars, that are saving lives and changing the world,” says TechShop’s Hatch. “And we’ve only just started.”



Abundance – The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis (X PRIZE Foundation) & Steven Kotler

Ctrl Alt Delete – Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. by Mitch Joel