Volume Three

Make Your Mark

Edited By: Jocelyn K. Glei/
Foreword: Scott Belsky

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?

We tapped 21 leading entrepreneurs and experts 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.

Watch the trailer for Make Your Mark:
With Contributions From:
Design Partner
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Warby Parker
Inventor & CEO
Sugru
Founder & CEO
O’Reilly Media
Product Design Director
Facebook
CEO of Udacity
Google Fellow
Founder & CEO
Bonobos
Head of Behance
VP of Community, Adobe
Author
The Happiness of Pursuit
Senior Director
Behance
Author & Entrepreneur
Squidoo
Founding Partner
Red Antler
CEO
Undercurrent
Founder & CEO
Buffer
Founder & Chairman
SY
CEO & Co-Founder
DODOcase
CCO, Contently
Author, Smartcuts
Managing Editor
99U
Author
Turn the Ship Around
COO
Fog Creek Software
Author
A More Beautiful Question
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“Make Your Mark” will show you how to:
  1. Find the perfect alignment between your unique talents and what the world needs.
  2. Start small, by making one thing so great that people can’t ignore it.
  3. Refine your product experience by embracing the “first 15 seconds” and “invisible design.”
  4. Create an emotional connection with your customers by focusing on small acts of generosity.
  5. Build learning, experimentation, and creativity into the DNA of your business.
  6. Make the transition from founder/maker into fearless leader.
Praise for Make Your Mark:
  • “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 & CCO, MODCloth
About the Editor
Jocelyn K. Glei
Editor-in-Chief, 99U

Jocelyn K. Glei leads the 99U in its mission to provide the "missing curriculum" on making ideas happen. She oversees 99u.com — which has won two Webby Awards for "Best Cultural Blog" — and leads the curation of the popular 99U Conference. She edits the 99U book series — including Manage Your Day-to-Day, Maximize Your Potential, and this book, Make Your Mark — which has sold over 180,000 copies and counting since 2013. Jocelyn is passionate about creating content-driven products that people love.