Entrepreneur Magazine Spotlights Drucker Alum
Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi ito Graduate School of Management alum, Mark Hatch, has been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 12 veterans who “changed business forever.”
The article stated that, “Since WWII, military veterans have continuously innovated and created enduring businesses like no other group in America.” Contributions from the Drucker alum in the world of innovation certainly support this assertion.
Hatch earned his MBA from Drucker in 1995, and went on to become CEO of TechShop, an open-access workshop and fabrication studio. TechShop provides a space where entrepreneurs, artists, teachers and students have to tools necessary to collaborate on innovations. For $125 per month, TechShop members gain access to machine tools, woodworking tools, electronics and a host of other resources to bring their ideas to fruition, including a variety of how-to classes.
In addition to having been CEO of the world’s most prominent “Maker spaces,” Hatch is also a former Green Beret, and attributes some of his success in business to his military experience. In an interview with The Blueprint, Hatch said, “… you learn how to persevere when you’re a Green Beret.”
Hatch believes that humans have an innate desire to build and create and that TechShop will provide them with the tools and skills to act on this desire. He delved into this idea in his 2013 book, The Maker Movement Manifesto. In 2016, Hatch stepped down from TechShop and is now a general partner at Network Society Ventures. He also runs the Green Beret network on LinkedIn.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine’s article, Hatch is one of 12 veterans who, “… created a framework, movements, networks, and methodologies that changed the way people think and do business.”