Welcome to Forbes for December 14th, 2009 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story, ´´When Google Runs Your Life´´ - Eric Schmidt wants to merge play and work on the desktop. Is that such a terrible thing?Also, ´´The Death of the PC´´ - Well, not quite yet. But among corporate customers, the future is beginning to look very uncertain.Next, ´´The China Bubble´´ - China´s economy is humming along in high gear, thanks to a fast-growing pile of dicey debt. Such booms tend to end badly.Then, ´´The Art of Being Charles Saatchi´´ - Reclusive and outrageous, the former adman and current avant-garde art collector has created his own cult.Followed by, ´´Moses Signed My Bible´´ Autographed first editions are a cool way to collect rare books. Forgers think so, too. We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Art of War´´ - Christopher Brownfield smuggled artwork out of the Green Zone. That´s one small victory for the starving artists of Baghdad.And in our final story, ´´A Fortune in Your Closet?´´ Those 1985 Air Jordans could be worth something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/091214/pe_forb_091214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for February 17th, 2014 from Audible. We have seven feature articles for you. In the cover story, ´´Can PayPal Beat Apple, Google, Amazon, and Icahn in the Wallet Wars?” PayPal is battling for control of transactions and its destiny. Also, ´´The Forbes 2014 Retirement Guide” - The latest advice on maximizing your income and happiness and minimizing your taxes in retirement. We have six articles for you from the Retirement Guide. First, ´´Leverage Your Way to a Richer Retirement” - In the new retirement, sprinters finish last while distance runners prevail. And risk is not necessarily a four-letter word. Then, ´´IRA Exit Strategy” - Challenge: extract the money from an oversize retirement account without getting destroyed by the new higher tax rates. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Freebasing Your Estate” - Time to stop worrying about death taxes and start worrying about the capital gains tax. Followed by, ´´Generation Roth: Millennials Discover the Secret to a Tax-Free Retirement” - Millennials need flexibility and a hedge against higher tax rates. Also, ´´Golden Oldies: How to Become a Music Publishing Mogul” - Music copyright: an investment that throws off both cash and good vibrations. And in our final story, ´´Follow Your Bliss” - Twenty-five top places to retire, based on your passions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/140217/pe_forb_140217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for March 1st, 2010 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story, ´´A Star Is Reborn - The Virtual Acting Revolution´´ How the next generation of digital filmmaking will change Hollywood—and acting--forever. Also, ´´The Mathematics of Cancer´´ - Larry Norton is pushing a radical new theory of how cancer spreads--and how to cure it.Next, ´´Can UnitedHealth Find New Growth?´´ The health overhaul blew up. But that doesn´t mean UnitedHealth will return to glory. Then, ´´How to IPO Your House´´ - Sweating your mortgage? Maybe it´s time to bring in friendly outside investors. We´ll also tell you about, ´´FHA: The Feds´ Next Housing Debacle´´ - To prop up house prices, the government is becoming a lender of first resort. The results are predictable. Followed by, ´´Paying Public Pensions to Sue´´ - How do class action lawyers land public pension funds as clients? Broadway shows, cushy conferences and tailgate parties. And in our final story, ´´All Aboard the Bubble Express´´ – Bubbles sometimes do have a use. WorldCom might be the price we pay to get a Google. They´re not always easy to tell apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/100301/pe_forb_100301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges, and Crafted the Best Seed Portfolio Ever by Alex Konrad. ´´The Benchmark Way: Five Partners Who Make Other VC Firms Look Outgunned and Overstaffed´´ by Alex Konrad.´´How Maine Bootmaker L.L. Bean Became Fashion´s Hottest Company´´ by Clare O’Connor.´´Meet Cyanogen, the Startup that Wants to Steal Android from Google´´ by Miguel Helft. ´´Beyond Beanbags: The Data-Driven Strategies that Make Google the Best Place to Work in America´´ by Kathryn Dill.´´Yuri Milner´s Unparalleled Global Tech Gold-Mining Machine´´ by Parmy Olson.´´Think (Really!) Small´´ by Rich Karlgaard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/150330/pe_forb_150330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for February 18th, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, ´´Retire Rich: The Forbes 2013 Antiretirement Guide – Conventional retirement is rapidly going the way of the Oldsmobile and Saturday mail delivery. Also, ´´Cat Scammed” – How a U.S. Company Blew Half a Billion Dollars in China. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Moneyball for Music: The Rise of Next Big Sound” – Alex White´s Next Big Sound is using advanced statistics to transform a stubborn industry. Sound familiar? Next, ´´Lookout Conquered the Consumer Mobile Security Industry–Now It Just Has to Prove One Exists” – Lookout built a 30 million-user business protecting Google´s phones. Now it has to fend off Google itself. Then, ´´Bone-Based Software Improves How We Design, from Detergent to Tanks” – Today´s most advanced engineering software is taking us back to nature. Followed by, ´´Declining Populations Make Peaceful Neighbors” – Increasing populations can make for aggressive nations. . And in our final story, ´´Business Lessons: Why We Love Sports” – Sports can provide many valuable lessons for business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/130218/pe_forb_130218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for December 8th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, ´´Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala on Being Shot: ´My Weaknesses Died on That Day´´´ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for going to school. They targeted the wrong girl. Next, ´´Here´s a Plan to Turn Around U-S Education – and Generate $225 Trillion.´´ When you look at massive public spending areas, defense keeps us safe and health care keeps us alive, but only education holds the promise of a numeric return on a collective investment. We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Spider of Silicon Valley: Inside ´Zuck & Friends´ Secret Billionaire Fund´´ – an obscure Silicon Valley firm has turned into an exclusive members-only billionaires club that operates as a cross between a family office and a venture capital fund. Then, ´´Translate Your App: How Smartling Goes Global with Apple, Tesla, GoPro, and More´´ – Cloud software firm Smartling has succeeded in simplifying the complex and tedious job of translating websites, apps, and hundreds of other forms of media. CEO and co-founder Jack Welde is promoting his platform as the fastest way to help clients expand abroad. Also, ´´Revel Without a Cause: The Spectacular Fall of Atlantic City´s Biggest Casino´´ – Four Atlantic City Casinos have closed this year—another is expected to be shuttered soon—as revenues plunged because of new competition in neighboring states. The most spectacular fall in the Boardwalk Empire? The $2.4 billion Revel. Followed by, ´´Meet the Ex-Googlers Helping Their Former Bosses Beat Microsoft to Your Office Phone´´ – Google has a new secret weapon in its fight against Microsoft Office: a startup of ex-Googlers really good at reinventing the telephone. And in our final story, ´´Books for the Holidays´´ – Books to give as holiday gifts, with subjects ranging from Silicon Valley to sta 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/141208/pe_forb_141208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for August 6th, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about ´´Instagram´s Kevin Systrom: The Stanford Billionaire Machine Strikes Again” - Facebook´s $1 billion purchase of the photo app made Kevin Systrom the latest Silicon Valley cult hero. It happened only because he chose school over Zuckerberg´s startup. Also, ´´The Stanford Academic Who Wrote Google Its First Check” - Standford´s brainiest students come to David Cheriton for startup advice--and money. Two of them happened to be Sergey and Larry. Next, ´´Skrillex: The $15 Million DJ” - How the 24-year-old became the world´s second-highest-paid DJ. Then, ´´Death By Hubris? The Catastrophic Decision That Could Bankrupt A Great American Manufacturer” - One of America´s most storied manufacturers, $14 billion Navistar, survived the Civil War, the Depression and World War II. A stubborn decision by its CEO has jeopardized its future. Followed by, ´´America´s Top Colleges” - College costs are soaring, but for students accepted by one of these top institutions, as ranked by educational outcomes, attending is a no-brainer. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Buying Beyond What You Know” - Beyond the velvet rope. And in our final story ´´The PGA Tour´s Secret Army” - Volunteers fulfill almost every role at a golf tournament, and pay for the privilege. I try them all in one weekend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/120806/pe_forb_120806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for September 9th, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story: ´´There are a Billion Reasons Why Ross Perot Jr. Loves That ´Giant Sucking Sound´” -- While H. Ross Perot Sr. famously railed against free trade and government debt, his namesake has built another family empire by leveraging them both. The result is one of the world’s great logistics hubs–and a third billion-dollar fortune for the Texas dynasty. Also, ´´Warburg Pincus: The Merchant of Modest” -- With more than $40 billion in assets under management, Warburg Pincus isn’t anywhere near being the biggest among private equity firms. But what it lacks in size it more than make up for in smart deal selection, hard work, and profitable exits. Next, ´´City Surgeon: Can the Cleveland Clinic Save Its Hometown?” The Cleveland Clinic offers some of the finest healthcare available anywhere in the world. But will Chief Executive Toby Cosgrove´s bold plan to create an Epcot Center for med tech be enough to save the ailing city? We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors, and Power Plants” -- Shodan, named after the villainous sentient computer in the videogame System Shock, scours the Internet, looking for devices that shouldn’t be on line or that are vulnerable to being hacked. Then, ´´The Nielsen of Amazon Orders?” Data Startup StellaService Rates E-Commerce, and Google Wants In. Followed by, ´´Same Moonshine, Different Name: Welcome to the Age of Cellulosic Ethanol” -- A Dutch company and an American ethanol producer hope to put a new kind of fuel in your gas tank — whether it makes economic sense or not. Thanks, Washington. And in our final story. . . . ´´True Grit: Blinded and Gifted” -- While still hospitalized after being blinded in a teenage accident in 1962, Russ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/130909/pe_forb_130909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for October 20th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, ´´Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus that Could Dwarf Twitter and Facebook´´ – Facebook monetizes the past, Twitter the present. Pinterest, by organizing your wishes and dreams, can identify what you might do or buy in the future. That´s a model worth $5 billion for the social network with almighty Google in its sights.Also, ´´Shale Gas and Buffett´s Billions Fuel Turnaround at Dow Chemical´´ – Back when few people suspected North America was sitting on a lifetime supply of cheap oil and gas, Dow shares plunged 80% to $6 a share. Then came the shale boom and Warren Buffet; Dow shares have risen eightfold from their 2009 lows.Next, ´´Houzz´s Founders Have Become Tech´s Newest Power Couple´´ – Just five years after starting Houzz at their kitchen table, Israeli immigrants Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have produced one of the top 200 Web properties in the U-S. Venture investors, betting that Houzz will capture big chunks of the $300 billion U-S design and decor market, now value the company at more than $2 billion.Then, ´´How Proto Labs Is Building the Factory of the Future´´ Ambition has a distinctive sound – and you can hear it if you step inside the newly renovated plant outside Plymouth, Minn. Proto Labs’ machines are running 24 hours a day, sculpting small bricks from dozens of different types of plastics and metals into parts that will serve as prototypes for the likes of Xerox, Northrop Grumman, and Ford.We´ll also tell you about, ´´Biotech´s Builder: How the Pharma´s Landlord Could Benefit from the Drug Boom´´ – As the tech industry falls back in love with urban America, Joel Marcus, landlord to the booming biotechnology business, is perfectly positioned to strike it rich.Followed by, ´´The Oil Patch Prince: A Great Tale of West Texas´´ – Six years ago Bryan Sheffield had no en 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/141020/pe_forb_141020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.