Narrated By: Heather Henderson
Duration: 11 hours and 14 minutes
What to expect
In Move, Rosabeth Moss Kanter offers bold solutions to move our transportation infrastructure into a cleaner, faster, and more prosperous future.
Americans are stuck. We live with travel delays on congested roads, shipping delays on clogged railways, and delays on repairs, project approvals, and funding due to gridlocked leadership. These delays affect us all, whether you are a daily commuter, a frequent flyer, an entrepreneur, an online shopper, a job seeker, or a community leader. If people can’t move, if goods are delayed, and if information networks can’t connect, then economic opportunity deteriorates and social inequity grows.
We have been stuck for too long, writes Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter. In Move, Kanter visits cities and states across the country to tackle our challenges—and reveal solutions—on the roads and rails, and in our cities, skies, and the halls of Washington, DC. We meet a visionary engineer and public servant spearheading an underwater tunnel in Miami to streamline port operations and redirect constant traffic from the city center. We see mayors partnering with large corporations and nimble entrepreneurs to unveil parking apps, bike-sharing programs, and seamless Wi-Fi networks in greener, more vibrant, more connected cities. And we learn about much-needed efforts—such as dynamic tolls on highways and fees based on vehicle miles traveled—to reduce our dependence on the outmoded gasoline tax in our new electric car age.
It all adds up to a new vision for American mobility, where local leaders shape initiatives without waiting for Congress to act, and ambitious companies partner with governments to tackle projects that serve the public good, create jobs, and improve quality of life while providing healthy sources of investment. With unique insight and unrivaled expertise, Kanter gives us a sweeping look across America, revealing the innovative projects, vital leaders, and bold solutions that are moving our transportation infrastructure toward a cleaner, faster, and more prosperous future.
Transport technology and trades, Economic systems and structures, Industry and industrial studies
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“What unites us should be stronger than what divides us, and our shared reliance on infrastructure—for access to jobs, education, clean air, and healthy communities—makes it a top national priority. In Move, Rosabeth Moss Kanter offers impressive analysis, insightful stories, and a compelling road map for a new way forward.”
“A wonderful book! With bold and imaginative thinking, Move shows how we can combine technological innovation with dedicated leadership to make transportation infrastructure an engine for growth and a spark to reignite America’s optimism.”
“With Move, Rosabeth Kanter puts a human face on the data. From our environment and economy to our neighborhoods and daily commutes, Kanter shows not only the urgent need to address this critical issue but, more importantly, how to do it, in this engaging and inspiring work.”
“This is not just a book about repairing our ailing roads, bridges and railways. Kanter’s ambition is broader and deeper: She wants Americans to address the fundamental issues of how our cities work….Her recommendations, if realized, could make America more efficient and more environmentally sound, with greater economic opportunity and the health benefits that will flow from these investments…A worthy book, one that anyone in public service needs to read.”
“Daily commutes and news across the nation testify to overtaxed and crumbling infrastructure that has led to horrendously congested traffic, collapsing bridges, and chronic flight delays…Kanter worries that a lack of political will is holding back more progress in the United States, which is so crucial to increased productivity, and appeals for action to get us moving.”
“Kanter examines the degrading conditions and increasing inefficiency of American transportation networks…The author’s intent remains clear: to inspire and promote participation in the development of America’s mobility infrastructure and elevate it to the forefront of the global innovation marketplace. A busy yet passionately motivating call for action.”
“America has been waiting for a call to think big and act big as we envision our transportation future. Kanter’s important book is it.”
“Delivering world class infrastructure is essential for any country to be competitive and create jobs. Move takes a fresh view on this issue and identifies solutions that build on key American strengths in technological innovation and entrepreneurial vision.”
“Rosabeth Kanter’s Move makes a persuasive case for the central importance of America’s infrastructure to our country’s future. In particular, she shows how smarter transportation systems—built on Big Data, cloud, mobile, and social technologies—can make our communities less congested and more livable. This is an important book, with lessons for business, government, and all of civil society.”
“Savvy, persuasive, and enjoyable to read, Move is a sweeping, fact-filled look at how re-imagining infrastructure and embracing disruptive technologies and new business models could improve daily life, open economic opportunities, and ease burdens on families. Everyone who cares about more livable cities and more efficient commutes should grab this eye-opening book.”