Make Your Mark


The acclaimed guide to building a creative business that will make a lasting impact on the world.

Make Your Mark by Jocelyn K. Glei

Finally, a business book for makers, not managers.

Are you ready to “make a dent in the universe”? As a creative, you no longer have to take a backseat. In fact, stepping up and embracing entrepreneurship is the fastest route to impact. But where do you start? And what sets the businesses that succeed apart?

Make Your Mark taps 21 leading entrepreneurs and designers to share their best practices for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting your customers, inspiring your team—and ultimately—making something that matters.

Featuring contributions from: Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Sebastian Thrun (Google X), Julie Zhuo (Facebook), Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh (Sugru), Scott Belsky (Adobe), Aaron Dignan (Quirky), and many more.

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Make Your Mark contributor list

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Select press & praise:

John Maeda, Creative Leadership, and Talking vs. Making —Brain Pickings

Why the Best Modern Design Is Invisible —Slate

‘Make Your Mark’ Empowers Creative Professionals —LA Examiner

Is Your Big Business Idea Small Enough to Succeed? —Forbes

“This is not a book. It’s a sledgehammer. Now, go make a dent in the universe.”
—James Victore / Designer & Educator

“At the end of our lives we will look back and ask ourselves, ‘Was it worth it?’ The answer will be a resounding YES! if we commit now to make a mark in the world. This book is the perfect guide to help us on that journey.”
Simon Sinek / Author of “Start With Why” and “Leaders Eat Last”

“Make Your Mark has managed to distill the essential wisdom of some of the best creative entrepreneurial minds of our time into an easy-to-read, but hard-to-forget guide. A must-read for anyone who cares about building great things.”
Susan Gregg Koger / Co-Founder, MODCloth

“There’s no other book series I am more excited about than 99u’s. Every single book is rock solid, full of super-useful, actionable advice.”
—Tina Roth Eisenberg / Founder, Tattly + CreativeMornings

More about the series:

99U Book Series, by Jocelyn K. Glei

Make Your Mark is part of a three-book series of practical guides for managing your time, your career, and your business that I created for 99U. The series has sold over 250,000 copies to date.

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Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound