Inclusion, diversity, and open-mindedness are often the fuel that inspires inventors to invent products to make this world a better place. In fact, we were recently reminded of this fact thanks to the candid interview between product development company leader, Kevin Mako and Kevin McShan, the host of the Let’s Have This Conversation podcast.
Kevin McShan is a veteran in the field. He has over 10 years of journalism experience since starting his journey in 2010. When it comes to podcasts specifically, he’s been producing sports podcasts since 2014. Why sports journalism? “I got into sports journalism because I love having the ability to provide people an escape, a sense of passion, and a comprehensive view of the world through one of the true bonding agents which brings all people together with the love of sports,” Kevin McShan explains. “I also knew because of my cerebral palsy I wasn’t going to have the ability to play sports, but I knew I wanted a chance to be involved in participating in one of my passions in life the love of sports.”
As the host of the Let’s Have This Conversation podcast, Kevin McShan covers an enormous breadth of topics including business, technology, and now, product development as well. It’s a long-running podcast going 300 episodes strong.
Let’s Have This Conversation | Keys to successful product development and innovation with: Kevin Mako
In this episode, listeners will be treated to a more personal side of Kevin Mako’s story. Indeed, you’ll hear some details about his life and goals. Learn how it has helped him grow MAKO into a diverse, inclusive, and simply put, a great place to work.
You’ll hear about:
- Kevin Mako’s current interests and how it applies to the day-to-day at MAKO.
- Upcoming technologies that product development company leader Kevin Mako is paying special attention to.
- MAKO’s initiatives to get people more excited about industrial design and engineering.
- The benefits of having offices from coast-to-coast in Austin, Miami, San Francisco, and Toronto.
- How to bring a dream idea to life even when you’re working a day job.
- The importance of diversity in any business or organization.
To watch the full episode, click here!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!