No one wants to take time away from their friends and family for an unworthy cause.
Before my first Army Duty Station, I was spending some extra time training to repair satellite ground equipment. I asked a Chief Warrant Officer what I should do next. What technology should I learn next? Could I learn it on my own or did I need to apply for another school?
He said learn logistics. What I took away from that conversation was that systems matter. Second, the only way to learn how systems really work is by talking with people who have experience with similar systems.
Fast Forward 30 plus years and I still rely heavily on this little bit of wisdom. I still talk with passionate people like Randy Farmer, Chairman of the Board, at Freeside Atlanta. Freeside Atlanta is the oldest space in the Atlanta area and one of the largest in the region.
I asked Randy what he was most proud of about his makerspace:
I’m personally most proud that the space is an embodiment of the membership, which is an ever-changing thing. There’s a culture to the space, but it’s not rigid. Work space zones are created, grow, and change depending upon the interests of our membership and the community.
At this point, I’d like to ask you the reader, what in your community gives you this kind of pride. What sources of economic or infrastructure development touches you this way.
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