My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The word “makerspace” has existed for several years with a wide array of meanings. Mark Hatch starts this inspiring book with a manifesto centering on these concepts: make, share, give, learn, tool up, play, participate, support, and change. Each reader is encouraged to take this manifesto and change, adapt, and use it accordingly. This spirit of personalized innovation is what makes this book such a pleasure to read, as each chapter shares stories of individuals who have taken the idea of making to new levels with incredible results. Hatch makes a compelling case—similar to business gurus such as Seth Godin—that people should develop themselves and their talents on an individual basis rather than solely relying on the education system or corporations for validation. The book ends with a call to action—and it shouldn’t be a spoiler to share that the charge is to make! This exhilarating read will leave you excited about the possibilities that abound and also secretly wishing you lived in a city with a TechShop nearby.