Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Hirsch designed an electric guitar - then spent twelve years promising himself that "One day I’ll do something with it"…
In 2006, after a successful career in the interactive media industry, Jonathan finally began what turned out to be a much-longer-than-planned process of bringing his guitar to market - patenting, prototyping, refining the production process and finally launching Hirsch Guitar (and the Hirsch SB-1 Radius ‘smallbody’ electric guitar) in January 2011.
At this breakfast, Jonathan talks about what inspired the design, what took so long, what he’s learned along the way, and what (he hopes) will happen next.
Basti Hirsch is about to leave for a learning expedition in the US and tells Rainer about his projects.
November 28, 2008 - Jennifer Michael Hecht is the author of award-winning books of philosophy, history, and poetry, including The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism and Anthropology; Doubt: A History; The Happiness Myth, and her book of poetry, Funny, which Publisher’s Weekly called one of the most original and entertaining books of the year.
This is one of my favorite guests on POI. I particularly enjoyed her views on art and poetry.