Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kauffman Foundation's Latest Animated Sketchbook Celebrates the 'Maker' Spirit that Drives Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, 
discusses the joy of making something

In a new Kauffman Foundation sketchbook video titled "Make It Happen," Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, recalls the launch of Make Magazine and Maker Faire, and says that hobbyists playing with new technologies have often led the way into hotbeds of a new industry. 

"I think that self-motivated spirit is what drives entrepreneurs, and we need to have it drive everyone," O'Reilly says. "Because if you do something useful, if you do something for love, some good percentage of those things will actually turn into a business. That's really the heart of entrepreneurship; wanting to make something happen."

The release of the latest Kauffman Sketchbook coincides with the Call for Makers for this year's Maker Faire: Kansas City at Union Station, June 23-24, 2012.

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