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Innovators, trendsetters and industry leaders often started as hobbyists

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How many times have you heard that making money shouldn’t be the ultimate goal of pursuing an idea for a product or business? Yeah, you hear that a lot around these parts.

And that’s because it’s true.

In this quick little video, Tim O’Reilly, co-founder of O’Reilly Media, publisher of Make magazine, reminds us that many a successful business started from the joy of making something new, or of taking something that already existed and making it better or faster or safer. Did the guy who invented the Slip ‘N’ Slide hope that, primarily, he’d make loads of scratch? Naw, he wanted to expand the idea of a toy his kids enjoyed.

This video, by the by, is one of series of “Sketchbooks” posted by the Kauffman Foundation, one of the world’s largest foundations devoted to entrepreneurship. Lots of inspiring stuff to be found there. Check it out.

Making stuff is fun

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