Rusty and Lauren from the Nearly Impossible Conference contacted us to see if we would be interested in working with them on their new project. Once they told me who was involved and what the purpose was, it was hard to control my excitement. All of my business crushes were somehow involved, either speaking, sponsoring or attending. So naturally, I jumped on it. Being a serial entrepreneur I’m kind of addicted to these non- conference-y conferences. And since Patina is focused on making and re-making physical products, which is the focus of the conference, the fit couldn’t have been more perfect. So we’ll be spending the next few days amongst the coolest group of entrepreneurial experts that Brooklyn has seen lately and we’ll share all of the goodness that comes from this conference with you because we know that many of our clients and collaborators are making cool shit for a living too- so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ve had this manifesto of sorts lingering around my brain for a long while now. It’s been kind of an internal thing, a silent guiding principal but in light of this gathering I’ve decided to share a little bit of it with the other peeps making cool shit for a living. So here it is- its raw, if you have any thoughts on how to build it- add yours below in the comments or through the hashtag #makersmanifesto and we’ll compile everything into one place and put it out there for whoever wants it.