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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