2018-12-17 2 min read


Thanks to all the great feedback on last week's update to the tool guide. Note that we do maintain a want-to-try list of tools & books, and are always looking for your recommendations to add to it :)

Planning & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection, Testing & Analysis.


  • I'm reading My Brilliant Friend, the first of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels.
  • Pheasant Island is an uninhabited river island between Spain and France, whose administration alternates between the former (February through July) and the latter (August through January).
  • If you read the section above about supporting The Prepared and thought "I wonder what this newsletter looked like five years ago," here's the answer :)

An academic history of the phrase "made in."

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