Great lecture from Google Talks.
He also lays it all out in his new book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. Here’s a piece from one of Anderson’s pieces a few years back,
The door of a dry-cleaner-size storefront in an industrial park in Wareham, Massachusetts, an hour south of Boston, might not look like a portal to the future of American manufacturing, but it is. This is the headquarters of Local Motors, the first open source car company to reach production. Step inside and the office reveals itself as a mind-blowing example of the power of micro-factories.
-Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine
If you don’t understand what’s coming, your going to be left in the dust, folks. This is big and will impact Global Macro in a big way, including trade and capital flows and labor markets. Take the time and listen and, if you haven’t already, begin the research journey.
Anderson is a good storyteller, and these anecdotes effectively highlight changing economic dynamics. Take Jordi Munoz Bardales, who went from hacker-hobbyist to CEO just a couple of years after graduating from his Tijuana high school. Bardales’s posting online of his design innovations to a toy helicopter was proof enough in Anderson’s eyes that he had the right stuff to be the leader of a robotics firm. It just didn’t matter where he went to school. It mattered that he had the skills and a capacity to share them.
- Michael Roth, HuffPost Book Review
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