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The Art of Manufacturing podcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at how inspiring entrepreneurs who make stuff are trying to “make it” in their industries. Find it on iTunes, iHeart, Stitcher and other popular platforms. Subscribe to never miss an episode!

Jul 28, 2016

Community-building secrets behind the largest kickstarter in History, Exploding Kittens. Not long ago, Elan Lee was best known as a legendary video game designer and the pioneer of "alternative reality games." But thanks to his new card game, he’s learning what it takes to be a manufacturer. He talks about growing his company from a founding team to 840 contract employees in less than 8 months, and the challenges that come along with it. How can a troublemaker like Elan continue to take risks when so many people’s livelihoods are on the line? We learn that and so much more. And he tells some stories about alien invasions, failing fast, idea thieves, and Nine Inch Nails along the way.