American engineer, designer, entrepreneur and investor Tony Fadell knows a thing or three about “making things worth making.” Over three decades of experience in the world of Silicon Valley is more than enough to reason to read a book he wrote, but his larger claims to fame are being the “father of the iPod,” co-creator of the iPhone and co-founder of Nest Labs. With more than 300 patents to his name and being responsible for three of Time‘s “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time,” he also knows how to bring a product to market. Which brings us to his new book Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making. While this book is unquestionably a best-seller, it might be better described as an advice encyclopedia or even a mentor in a box because Fadell dives deep in each chapter to help every reader navigate the minefield that is the process of turning an idea into a marketable product.
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