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Forbes, November 26, 2012 | [Forbes]

Forbes, November 26, 2012

Welcome to Forbes for November 26, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we'll tell you about, “The Next King of Volkswagen.” Maybe -- intense, precise and a little wild, Wolfgang Durheimer led turnarounds at Porsche and Bentley. Now he’s Volkswagen’s rising star. Also, “Inside Thingiverse, the Radically Open Website Powering the 3D Printing Movement” -- When owners of a Makerbot 3-D printer need a shirt button or a cold-air intake for their Porsche 928, they don’t pull out a sewing kit or call a German chop shop. Instead, they flip on their printer and download the object of their desire from the Web.
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Welcome to Forbes for November 26, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.

In the cover story, we'll tell you about, “The Next King of Volkswagen.” Maybe -- intense, precise and a little wild, Wolfgang Durheimer led turnarounds at Porsche and Bentley. Now he’s Volkswagen’s rising star.

Also, “Inside Thingiverse, the Radically Open Website Powering the 3D Printing Movement” -- When owners of a Makerbot 3-D printer need a shirt button or a cold-air intake for their Porsche 928, they don’t pull out a sewing kit or call a German chop shop. Instead, they flip on their printer and download the object of their desire from the Web.

Next , “A Cloud Economy Innovation: Apple's iPhone Gets Its Own Robot” -- Josh Guyot created an elegant, inexpensive device that turned iPhones into remote-controlled robotic video machines. But, with production well underway, his company was suddenly ambushed.

Then, “Can an Hour-Long Aptitude Test Predict Startup Home Runs? Adeo Ressi Thinks So” -- Ressi believes he has the psychological key to entrepreneurship. The Silicon Valley establishment is doubtful.

We'll also tell you about, “Rich Kinder's Energy Kingdom” -- The one-time president of Enron is the most important man in the American Energy Boom.

Followed by, “Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Home in Europe” -- Thanks to a weaker euro, low interest rates, and crashing real estate prices in parts of the euro zone, many American Europhiles of average means are buying a piece of the Old World .

And in our final story, “Luxury for Less: New Web Sites and Shops Offer Gently Used Designer Goods” -- Consignment shopping, once considered declasse, is now chic and done in the open. It can even be a moneymaker as well as a money saver.

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