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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 5. The Power of Constraints

If someone had approached me five years ago and told me that today I’d be running a business selling electronics that I designed, I would have told them they were absolutely crazy. My response might have been something like, “Surely you must have me confused with someone else. I’m a software engineer and don’t know anything about electronics. I have a solid, rewarding career and there’s no way I’d be brave enough to make things and sell them. I just don’t do that kind of thing. You’ve got the wrong guy.”

Yet here I am, running an electronics company called nootropic design, selling products that I designed myself to thousands of customers throughout the world. And I’m doing it from ...

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