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Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Economics
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What makes a global corporation give away its prized intellectual property? Why are Ivy League universities allowing anyone to take their courses for free? What drives a farmer in rural Africa to share his secrets with his competitors? Find out.

A collection of hactivists, hobbyists, forum-users, and maverick leaders are leading a quiet but unstoppable revolution. They are sharing everything they know, and turning knowledge into action in ways that were unimaginable even a decade ago. Driven by technology, and shaped by common values, going open has transformed the way we live. It's not so much a question of if our workplaces, schools, and colleges go open, but when.

Packed with advice, this entertaining listen by learning futurist, David Price, argues that open is not only affecting how we are choosing to live, but that it's going to be the difference between success and failure in the future.

©2013 David Price (P)2017 Christopher Lascelles

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Wow, the implications!

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. His opinion is fascinating. He covers things I’ve thought about, things I’ve considered and he has expanded upon, and other implications I’ve never put together...many of which will effect my young son in his life. This book gave me a lot to think about.

This is the seventh book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Hannibal Hills ) and I have enjoyed everything he’s narrated that I’ve listened to. The previous books I’ve listened to were fantasy/humour, and here, he has narrated a spoken book with just as much professionalism and listener enjoyment.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 01-30-19

The Future of Learning Has Begun

I am a huge advocate for lifelong learning and, though early retired, still participate in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on topics that take my interest. This book covers how companies such as IBM, 3M, Google and AMP have embraced a culture of openness across their organisations. How, starting with Thomas Edison who encouraged innovation from his employees by allowing them to make mistakes in the search for innovative ideas, a very strong case is made, with examples, for open company structures and education systems. The book is packed with practical hands-on experience and quotations, a must listen for all educators and company CEO's. The audiobook has particularly good narration adding to the audio experience.