Shipping Included

I’ve been listening to Seth Godin’s Linchpin audio book.  In his work, he refers to the concept of “shipping” as the notion of getting your creative works before an audience – often, early.  The idea of failing early and quickly, in addition to iterating rapidly is also referred to in Stanford’s D.School Design Thinking Process Guide  talk.

I know, I know… getting your ideas in front of an audience can be intimidating, but it’s one path in the pursuit of learning, growing and improving.  As a perfectionist and as one who constantly questions my work, I usually wait until the ninth hour to ship.  This way, I protect myself from the critique and much-needed feedback I could actually benefit from.  Crazy huh?  I hold no guilt, however, as I know of others who, like myself fail to get their creative works before others.  One such example is this blog.  As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve contemplated this blog’s genesis over five years ago. But it’s all good you know… I’ve done it and here it is.

I digress… In this blog post, I wanted to connect the idea of shipping to the construction of the Maker Space I am working on.  I am attempting to capture images of it along the way, as this “space” is not a dedicated “space”.  Instead, it resides in the corner of one of the rooms in our library.  Here are a few images of that space… While this space is in no way what I have fully envisioned, it’s a start.  In additional to material items and goods, I also wanted to provide some inspirational reading material.  I am hoping to use the vinyl cutter to create a few quotes for posting in the space.  Stay tuned.  More to come.

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