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  • The Department of Mad Scientists

  • Inside DARPA, the Path-Breaking Government Agency You've Never Heard Of
  • By: Michael Belfiore
  • Narrated by: Michael Belfiore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

The first-ever inside look at DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - the maverick and controversial group whose futuristic work has had amazing civilian and military applications, from the Internet to GPS to driverless cars

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Roger on 07-24-10

meh

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-09

A few slices of insight on program management & leadership are buried deep under a pile of self-indulgent hero worship & uncritical analysis.

This is popcorn listening. I want to call it the equivalent of a episode of oprah. It takes a sexy topic and shines absolutely no light on it. I managed to trundle through the entire program, but I don't feel any better for crossing the finish line.

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