195: Pivoting to PPE with Christina Perla

August 12th, 2020 · 1 hr 12 mins

About this Episode

02:33 - Christina’s Superpower: Resourcefulness, Industrial Design

07:30 - Starting Makelab; Inspiration for 3D Printing

  • Enabling Creatives
  • Mitigating Risk
  • Clientele

15:15 - Pivoting to PPE in Lieu of COVID-19

  • Making Faceshields
  • Handling Orders

22:04 - Advice for Other Women Who Want to Start a Business

  • Focus on What You Don’t Know
  • Stay Close to Customers

23:42 - Women in 3D Printing

  • Organizing a Community
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach & Support
  • Responsibilities as a Founder

35:15 - Liking What You Do

42:30 - Tackling Burnout and Getting Creative Juices Flowing Again

  • Going Back to Your “Why”
  • Feeling Changes and Self-Reflection

45:46 - Developing and Allocating Revenue to Respond to Current Events

  • 3D Printing for Emergency Situations
  • Prototyping and Always Iterating

55:30 - Manufacturing Jigs – Building the Tools to Build the Tools

59:23 - Adaptive Capacity

  • Embracing Discomfort
  • Going First


John: Being in touch with your feelings as a business skill.

Christina M.: Stop, drop, and remember my why.

Rein: Maintaining capacity for maneuver.

Christina P.: Emotions as APIs.

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