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Karl

Redmond, WA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (284)

    Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

    John says: "A Glimpse Into the Future"
    "Yes!"
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    Would you listen to Makers again? Why?

    A classic listen. The ideas discussed help listeners think about how the world is going to be shaped. It will be interesting to see how the ideas, parallel with large tech companies, think Amazon Locker and Bufferbox, that are improving logistics, and if local libraries begin to purchase this printers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2857)
    Performance
    (2048)
    Story
    (2053)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
    "The Scoop"
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    What did you love best about In the Plex?

    Well told story of about the biggest disruptor as of recent. Hopefully the company turns into a non-profit, or some other better organizational model.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Randall Stross
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (122)

    Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast.

    Tyler says: "Great background on what it takes on startups"
    "Interesting Content"
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    Where does The Launch Pad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Interesting insight to into the culture of one of the most innovative communities. The story goes a bit more into personal relationships than I prefer, however the entrepreneurial spirit and excitement conveyed makes it more manageable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audible Technology Review, January 2013

    • HIGHLIGHTS (55 mins)
    • By Technology Review
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    You’ll hear how President Obama’s campaign used big data to rally individual voters. You’ll learn why climate change must take top priority in the next four years of President Obama’s Administration. You’ll hear how technology has given politics back its soul. You’ll learn about how a simple diagnostic test could help prevent the deaths of 1.5 million people each year from tuberculosis.

    Karl says: "Outstanding"
    "Outstanding"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Audible Technology Review, January 2013 to be better than the print version?

    Innovation a key competitive advantage, these reviews keep a finger on the pulse. They are well narrated, the content is board in scope, with a dense holistic viewpoint on predictions on how the world will change in the near and distance future.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (565)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (473)

    We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

    Ryan says: "A catalog of positive innovations on the horizon"
    "Thumbs Up!"
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    Where does Abundance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a top listen. Refreshing perspective, focus on possibility, clever and concise content. One of those books to keep in your library and listen to over again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Abundance?

    All of it


    Have you listened to any of Arthur Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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