Make Your Mark
The acclaimed guide to building a creative business that will make a lasting impact on the world.
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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John Maeda, Creative Leadership, and Talking vs. Making —Brain Pickings
‘Make Your Mark’ Empowers Creative Professionals —LA Examiner
“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
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