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See how Michael Dell moved Dell from a public to private company through a $25 million deal and reaffirms himself and the corporation around the globe. Plus, the World's Most Powerful People, the business behind the movie sensation The Hunger Games and how LinkedIn's CEO uses the business' recuriting smarts for their own use.
DELL CAN'T LOSE
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Minimum wage: maximum unemployment.
BrandVoice- NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
Successful Leaders Shape the Future.
THE WORKING DEAD
Michael Jackson outearned all other dead celebrities this year- and all the live ones, too.
The nation’s priciest Zip codes. Plus: scorecard.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Are the world’s most contented workers also the most productive?
FED TIME STORY
Better get used to Janet Yellen. Plus: Forbes Makeover.
Private citizen Clinton and her connections to the World’s Most Powerful People.
MOVE ON THE MONEY
The most expensive vehicles ever sold at auction. Plus: Up-and-Comers
Just how useful is an M.B.A.?
CURRENT EVENTS- David Malpass
Government wins big: The country needs a new debt limit.
CAPITAL FLOWS- George Gilder
The costs of health care failure.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Story power: the hero’s journey.
THE SMART MONEY BEHIND THE HUNGER GAMES- Nathan Vardi
Mark Rachesky grabs control of companies like Lions Gate Entertainment on the cheap.
TOUGH CLOTHES, TOUGH COMPANY- Joann Muller
Carhartt is now an unlikely fashion icon.
YOU’RE AN OLD BRAND, CHARLIE BROWN- Abram Brown
Neil Cole bets a hit movie can turn Peanuts into the next big thing for the iPad generation.
THE MIDDLE WAY- Simon Montlake
Lenovo, the world’s biggest PC maker, is rethinking its manufacturing to win the mobile war.
WE KNOW EVERYTHING- Parmy Olson
Flurry collects smartphone data to show the perfect ad. There may be a law against that.
THE SIREN SONG OF SAMSUNG- Parmy Olson
The king of smartphones wants Silicon Valley talent- and respect.
INSIDER TRADING FOR TALENT- George Anders
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner knows how to exploit his own network to hire smart.
RAG TIME- Alex Konrad
Refinery29 has had five lives and burned through millions of dollars. How are investors still calm?
TOY WARS- Abram Brown
Isaac Larian is in a fight to the death with Mattel. On the way, he’s become a billionaire.
LAST MAN SITTING- J.J. Colao
OpenTable has outlasted almost all rivals. Now it’s time for an upgrade.
ROCKET MAN- Daniel Fisher
T. Rowe Price’s Ray Mills proves it takes a rocket scientist to navigate foreign markets.
POOR RICHARD’S MONOPOLY- Steve Schaefer
Richard Daly is one of the most important financial executives in the U.S. Who?
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
The LEI don’t lie.
MARKET TRENDS- Martin Sosnoff
Fear and leverage on Wall and Broad.
YEAR-END CHECKUP- William Baldwin
Tax-wise commodity investing.
YOU WON’T HAVE MICHAEL DELL TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE- Connie Guglielmo
After the battle buyout, Dell answers to no one. That, he says, will prove the company’s salvation.
HOW GENERAL MOTORS WAS REALLY SAVED- Jay Alix
The truth of what happened during GM’s darkest days has never been told. Until now.
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG: THE EXIT INTERVIEW- Monte Burke
Will the soon-to-be former mayor of New York become even more powerful out of office?
MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY- Christopher Helman and Agustino Fontevecchia
Oil reforms by Mexico’s new president could bring the greatest economic transformation in a century.
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE- Caroline Howard
There are 7.2 billion people on the planet. These are the 72 who matter.
A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES- Russell Flannery and Naazneen Karmali
Power shifts in India and China could finally make capitalists more powerful than party politicians.
MARKETING TO YOUR NOSE- Hannah Elliott
Inside the mad science of scent manipulation.