A new baby: Free to Make


I met Dale Dougherty at the very first OuiShare Fest back in May 2013, where his heartfelt way of talking about the human aspects of making moved me to tears. Fast forward three years, when this baby arrives on the scene.

The book is packed with stories of the quirky, playful world of makers. It’s full of hope for the future, a future in which “more people will be creating their own jobs instead of finding a job….How can more and more people have engaging, purposeful, gratifying work, the kind of work that makers do? The maker mindset seems more essential than ever: a sense of agency, self-determination, self-reliance, resourcefulness, collaboration, flexibility, and a can-do attitude.”

And I’m proud to have had a hand in it, alongside our wonderful editor Tim McKee at North Atlantic Books.


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