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It Will Be Exhilarating [Kindle Edition]

Dan Provost , Tom Gerhardt , Clay Shirky
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“There is no recipe for passion, no 5-step guide to making your idea real, but there is good, solid advice, and this book is filled with it.“ - Clay Shirky

It Will Be Exhilarating presents the story of two designers, Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost, who started a small design company through two successful product launches on Kickstarter, the Glif and the Cosmonaut, and in turn paved the way for a new era of independent hardware manufacturing.


This book was written to offer guidance and inspiration for those charting a similar path, and covers topics such as running a small business, creating hardware products independently, launching a Kickstarter project, and tips for promoting your products. Studio Neat have learned a lot in the short time they’ve been in business, and everything is told through the lens of their own experience.

It Will Be Exhilarating is a short read that will provide the needed kick to start making stuff. There isn't a better time than now.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Studio Neat (August 26, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0092OPXX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"It Will Be Exhilarating" was written by Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost, the team behind the Glif and Cosmonaut, two very successful Kickstarter-funded products. Their book is full of useful information on how to create and execute a successful Kickstarter campaign, and it provides very specific details about the partners they've worked with to manufacture, distribute and promote their products. If you have any interest in starting your own business, "It Will Be Exhilarating" will be inspiring--and it's short enough that you can finish it in one sitting. Be sure to keep pen and paper handy--you'll be taking lots of notes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Immensely valuable for Kickstarter entrepreneurs August 31, 2012
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For anyone thinking about starting a kickstarter design project, this book offers a wealth of information from two guys who learned how to do it right. Not just once but twice in quick succession, raising over 100K each!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and focused April 22, 2014
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This first book by Studio Neat is focused and refreshingly brief. Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost distilled the lessons from their impressive Kickstarter campaigns into this thoughtfully-designed summary. Even though this book is a simple, fast read, I'll be coming back to it for future inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, well described by its title January 14, 2014
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I read this book in under an hour and felt I got loads out of it. Very inspirational, and a very interesting insight into making the sausage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for anyone looking to Kickstart a project. November 14, 2013
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Really good advice for anyone looking to use Kickstarter. Wish they had gone in depth on a few more things, but I don't think that is the point of this book. It's most useful when they talk about what mistakes they made.
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