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    • Cognitive Surplus

    • Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
    • By: Clay Shirky
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
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      4 out of 5 stars 88
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      4 out of 5 stars 88

    For decades, technology encouraged people to squander their time and intellect as passive consumers. Today, technology has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus, Internet guru Clay Shirky forecasts the thrilling changes we will all enjoy as new digital technology puts our untapped resources of talent and goodwill to use at last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many Helpful Insights

    • By Roy on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Here Comes Everybody

    • The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
    • By: Clay Shirky
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
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      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 136

    A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects - for good and for ill. A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades. A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9/11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry I don't see the magic

    • By David Turkington on 10-22-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Little Rice

    • Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream 
    • By: Clay Shirky
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Since the 1990s China has been climbing up the ladder of quality, from doing knockoffs to designing its own high-end goods. Xiaomi - its name literally means "little rice" - is landing squarely in this shift in China's economy. But the remarkable rise of Xiaomi from startup to colossus is more than a business story because mobile phones are special. The common desiderata of the global population, mobile phones offer the kind of freedom and connectedness that autocratic countries are terrified of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and up to date.

    • By Kevin on 01-10-16
    • Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream 
    • By: Clay Shirky
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 10-13-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95