OSEEC - Open Source Everything Engineering Catalog

WTFFF - Podcast

If I should recommend only one Podcast, the most interesting, the most to learn a lot of useful things, it is this - my absolute favorite.

Long before I got my 3d-Printer I've listen to this very inspiring podcast WTFFF - all about the what of Fused Filament Fabrication or 3D Printing. This is the podcast of the designer couple Tom and Tracy Hazzard. They are using 3D-Printer for the designs of their projects.

Besides the interesting topics out of 3D-Printing-world you learn a lot about MAKERS, DESIGN and ENINEERING BUSINESS.
I think this Podcast had a certain influence of my thinking, too - just try it out by yourself:

Show-Notes WTFFF Podcast
3dstartpoint.com

2018-Nov-03 11:00 – Xsources


Gaviotas - The Inventor's Village

If I have only one book to recommend for Makers, Inventors and Engineers - this is it - for me a must read for everyone ..

They had no money, only an idea. They founded a flourishing village called Gaviotas - in the middle of nowhere. Bestselling author Alan Weisman tells in A village to reinvent the world the incredible story of a lived utopia where people live in perfect harmony with nature: sustainable and happy.

Los Llanos - this is the name of the vast tropical plateau east of Bogota. Life is hardly possible in this inhospitable area, tormented by the drug war. And yet, under the guidance of courageous scientists, a practical utopia emerged here in the 1970s: a village that is completely self-sufficient, produces renewable energy, treats water, reforests the rainforest, cultivates grain and accepts no help from outside.

To this day, the name of the village stands for sustainable development worldwide: Gaviotas. Alan Weisman has written a book full of hope because it shows what we seem to forget in the face of climate change and the energy crisis: We know the solutions to many environmental problems. We just have to have the courage to put them into practice. "May this book find a million readers. (Charles Bowden) - Source Amazon.

This book captivates, fascinates and inspires - the story of the inventors community of Gaviotas around Paolo Lugari .
It all began as a self-supporter in the inhospitable savannah of troubled Colombia. Over time, millions of pines have been planted in this barren land. Between the pines the jungle came back with its flora and fauna.
Several water pumps, windmills and solar collectors were invented.  Cement and infertile soil were used to make bricks and water pipes. Since nothing grew on the leached soil at first, the vegetables were simply planted as hydroponics.  As simple, cheap and generally available materials as possible were used.

The community first grew with solar technology and mainly supplied the poor in Colombia. Then came the crisis, the village had to reinvent itself.

At some point it was decided to use the self-made pines as resin suppliers, valuable other materials could be extracted from the resins and sold profitably, but that did not last forever, at some point this market also collapsed - but the inhabitants of Gaviotas always find new possibilities.

The Community : Friends of Gaviotas

PDF - Gaviotas Conference

NYtimes - Gaviotas 2009

Adam Sulkowski - 50 years of green entrepreneurship with Paolo Lugari, founder of Las Gaviotas

2018-Oct-31 20:00 – Makers


Audiobooks

External Sources
Since about 10 years I have an Audible account, this is an excerpt of the relevant audio-books sorted from new to old.
The one in bold are the most inspiring for this OSEEC.ORG project, but it's also possible that the other audiobooks had some influences.
My mother language is German, but the listed German titles are often translations from english authors:

Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble ; Dan Lyons
Das Feierabend-Startup: Risikolos gruenden neben dem Job ; Erik Renk
The Innovators: Die Vordenker der digitalen Revolution von Ada Lovelace bis Steve Jobs ; Walter Isaacson
Optimismus: Warum manche weiter kommen als andere ; Jens Weidner
Thank You for Being Late: Ein optimistisches Handbuch fuer das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung ; Thomas L. Friedman
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less ; Greg McKeown
Die Weisheit eines Yogi: Wie innere Veraenderung wirklich moeglich ist ; Sadhguru
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre ; Brett L. Markham
WHY? Frag immer erst WARUM ; Simon Sinek, Bjoern Brost
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School ; Richard Branson
Handbuechlein der Moral ; Epiktet
Lebe nach deinen eigenen Regeln: 10 Schritte zum unkonventionellen Denken ; Vishen Lakhiani
Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less ; S.J. Scott
Das Hindernis ist der Weg: Mit der Philosophie der Stoiker zum Triumph ; Ryan Holiday
Smarte Maschinen: Wie Kuenstliche Intelligenz unser Leben veraendert ; Ulrich Eberl
Golden Rules - Erfolgreich lernen und arbeiten: Alles, was man braucht ; Martin Krengel
Einfach lieben ; Thich Nhat Hanh
Fail Fast or Win Big: The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now ; Bernhard Schroeder
Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation ; Phil McKinney
Wir koennen auch anders: Wie man falsche Jobs gegen echtes Glueck eintauscht ; Adam Fletcher
Das 4-Stunden-Startup: Wie Sie Ihre Traeume verwirklichen, ohne zu kuendigen ; Felix Ploetz
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work ; Shawn Achor
Die 7 Geheimnisse der Schildkroete: Den Alltag entschleunigen, das Leben entdecken ; Aljoscha Long, Ronald Schweppe
Erfinde Dich Neu: Veraendere deine Verhaltensmuster und werde gluecklicher, produktiver und besser als je zuvor ; Gretchen Rubin
Geht ja doch!: Wie Sie mit 5 Fragen Ihr Leben veraendern ; Cordula Nussbaum
Das geheime Leben der Baeume: Was sie fuehlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt ; Peter Wohlleben
Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention ; Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism ; Stephen Guise
Die Neuerfindung des Erfolgs: Weisheit, Staunen, Grosszuegigkeit - Was uns wirklich weiter bringt ; Arianna Huffington
E2+: Neue Beweise zum Selbsttesten. Wie Ihre Gedanken die Welt veraendern ; Pam Grout
Hoert auf zu arbeiten!: Eine Anstiftung, das zu tun, was wirklich zaehlt ; Peter Kreuz, Anja Foerster
Macht, was ihr liebt!: 66 1/2 Anstiftungen das zu tun, was im Leben wirklich zaehlt ; Anja Foerster, Peter Kreuz
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results ; Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation ; Maggie Oman Shannon
Lean Startup: Schnell, risikolos und erfolgreich Unternehmen gruenden ; Eric Ries
Scrum ; Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
Zero to one: Mutig denken. Neues wagen. Zukunft bauen. ; Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
Schraeglage: Die Sehnsucht nach Zufriedenheit ; Gerti Senger, Walter Hoffmann
Linux for Beginners: An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line ; Jason Cannon
Versoehnung mit dem inneren Kind: Von der heilenden Kraft der Achtsamkeit ; Thich Nhat Hanh
Selbst denken: Eine Anleitung zum Widerstand ; Harald Welzer
Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity ; Luc de Brabandere, Alan Iny
EXIT: Wohlstand ohne Wachstum ; Meinhard Miegel
Die Bambusstrategie: Den taeglichen Druck mit Resilienz meistern ; Katharina Maehrlein
Die Gabe: Entdecke deine Bestimmung und lebe sie ; Demian Lichtenstein, Shajen Joy Aziz
Lieber reich und gesund ; Alfred R. Stielau-Pallas
Kopf schlaegt Kapital: Die ganz andere Art, ein Unternehmen zu gruenden. Von der Lust, ein Entrepreneur zu sein ; Guenter Faltin
The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius ; Nancy C. Andreasen M.D.
Simplify Your Life - Kueche, Keller, Kleiderschrank entspannt im Griff ; Marion Kuestenmacher, Werner Tiki Kuestenmacher
Das rechte Mass oder Die Kunst der Selbstbeschraenkung ; Peter Uffelmann, Tobias von der Recke
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich ; Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D., William D. Danko Ph.D.
ja! und der innere Schalter zum hoechsten Glueck ; Ruediger Schache
The Little Big Things: 163 Wege zur Spitzenleistung ; Tom Peters
Leading Simple ; Bodo Schaefer, Boris Grundl
Gaviotas: Ein Dorf erfindet die Welt neu ; Alan Weisman
Der 8. Weg: Mit Effektivitaet zu wahrer Groesse ; Stephen R. Covey
Die Zaubernuesse: Die Wiederentdeckung unserer Begabung Lernen... einmal ganz anders ; Ingo Broeg
Shake your Life: Der richtige Mix aus Karriere, Liebe, Lebensart ; Ralph Goldschmidt
Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs ; Carmine Gallo
Der Omega-Faulpelz ; Joerg-Peter Schroeder
Die Sektkelch-Strategie ; Ruediger Kohl
The Ten Faces of Innovation ; Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman
The Artist's Way at Work: Riding the Dragon ; Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron,
The Master Key System: Der Universalschluessel zu einem erfolgreichen Leben ; Charles F. Haanel
Die Magie der Effektivitaet ; Stephane Etrillard
How to Have a Beautiful Mind ; Edward De Bono
Lebe ehrlich - werde reich! ; Erich Lejeune
Eat that frog ; Brian Tracy
Hire and Keep the Best People: 21 Practical and Proven Techniques You Can Use Immediately ; Brian Tracy
Steve Jobs und die Geschichte eines aussergewoehnlichen Unternehmens ; Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon
Das Lust-Prinzip. Emotionen als Karrierefaktor ; Ingo Vogel
Grosserfolg im Kleinbetrieb ; Hans-Peter Zimmermann

2018-Oct-30 18:00 – Xsources