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THE SMARTEST PLACES ON EARTH Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

by | Read by Christopher Lane

Business & Finance • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Narrator Christopher Lane projects the enthusiasm of the authors, who see a future in "brain belts," places where universities, governments, and investors team up for technological innovation. Who wouldn't be intrigued by their output-- things like smart greenhouses and particle accelerators? Examples of such places include Akron, Ohio; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; and Dresden, Germany. Lane does a good job of bringing listeners up to speed on ideas they may have read about briefly, such as "the Internet of Things." However, this book is meant to influence opinion on a business future the authors envision, and, as such, it sometimes bogs down as its thesis is reiterated. Even so, it's a good primer on the topic. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2016]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781511394512 $29.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781511394536 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5113-9450-5 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781511394529 $57.97 • Six CDs

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