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
- Pratt Institute
- Building Physical Mockups of Items
- Learning on The Go
07:30 - Starting Makelab; Inspiration for 3D Printing
- Enabling Creatives
- Mitigating Risk
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
- Community Outreach & Support
- Responsibilities as a Founder
35:15 - Liking What You Do
- Recognizing Emotional Patterns
- Hacking Your Emotional API – John K. Sawers
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
- Tool Making: A Practical Treatise On the Art of Making Tools, Jigs, and Fixtures, with Helpful Suggestions On Heat Treatment of Carbon and High-Speed Steels for Tools, Punches, and Dies
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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