Founder of MAKO Design, Kevin Mako on Apple Podcast Peak Performers

by | Jan 5, 2018 | Community Initiatives, Company News, Educational, Invention Tips, Start-ups

It’s well known around the MAKO offices that we follow the GSD Model. That’s the Get Sh*t Done model. We get whatever it is done as effectively and efficiently as possible, saving our clients time and money. That’s why Founder of MAKO Design, Kevin Mako, was the perfect guest on the Apple podcast Peak Performers with Thor Conklin. Detailing MAKO’s invention design strategy, our incredible business growth, and exactly how we’ve become masters of GSD!

Invention design from MAKO highlighted on the Peak Performers Podcast

Peak Performers Podcast.

About the Peak Performers Podcast:

This is a podcast on how to get things done from top performers in business and life. The Peak Performers Podcast will give you the tools, strategies, and psychology to break through the limitations holding you back from achieving your goals to hit new levels of productivity and achievement. From professional athletes, music rock-stars, military experts, tech gurus, and inspiring entrepreneurs, guests on the show give listeners their unique perspective on how they’ve achieved so much in their lives. The mission of the show is to inspire listeners to master the science of execution and peak performance.

Kevin Mako after delivering a speech about MAKO's invention design strategy.

Kevin Mako after delivering a speech in Austin, TX to the tech community.

MAKO’s Invention Design Strategy Highlighted on the Podcast:

In the three-part series, Kevin and podcast host Thor Conklin discuss our invention design strategy, how to balance growth and profitability in your new business, and why MAKO doesn’t take equity in any client inventions.

“Part of the reason we’ve grown so much is that we’ve been incredibly strategic in our spending,” says Kevin Mako, Founder of Mako Design + Invent. “Growth is prioritized equally with scaling the business and growing our service offering. Because we’ve put so much investment into our invention design strategy, the quality of our work, better design work, quicker timelines, better partnerships, better pricing, you name it. We’re essentially building the tools for our clients to efficiently and effectively take their inventions to market.”

If you want to hear more about MAKO’s invention design strategy, or about our GSD model, check out the three-part series below. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Part 1 – Cash is King: How to Balance Growth and Profitability in Your New Business Venture

Part 2 – Why You Should Never Take Equity in Your Clients’ Creations

Part 3 – Release Date: January 9th, 2018

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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