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Reinventing the Blockbuster
Reinventing the Blockbuster
February 29, 2016
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REINVENTING THE BLOCKBUSTER
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Life begins at 83.

LEADERBOARD
SEAT OF POWER: COACH K’S CORNER
The office of Mike Krzyzewski, the finest college hoops coach of his generation, is chockablock with mementos of his legendary career.

ON THE BLOCK: LINCOLN AND PUZO
History and Mafia buffs alike will want to get their mitts on papers from the 16th President and the Godfather author.

THE OPRAH OF NIGERIA
Meet the woman who founded her own African media empire by sheer force of will. Plus: South Dakota’s richest man.

SEAL THE DEAL: THE NEW POWER WATCHES
Timeless timepieces fit for the wrists of billionaires-and aspiring ones.

MEET THE NEIGHBORS: HOLMBY HILLS
Interested in picking up Hef’s Playboy Mansion for $200 million? Here’s who might stop by for a cup of sugar.

DEAL TOY: OVERDUE RENTAL
It took about a decade for Viacom’s ill-advised 1994 tie-up with Blockbuster to fade to black.

THE COVER STORY: JAN. 1, 1935
FORBES told readers to buck up amid the Depression, because economic normalcy was about to return. We were (sort of) right.

CONVERSATION
Europe’s 30 Under 30 are elated. Plus: Talking Martin Shkreli, pharma’s bad boy.

THOUGHT LEADERS
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
New Anglo-U.S. prospects.

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Rare happy political story.

STRATEGIES
BAD RECEPTION- Aaron Tilley
Qualcomm is coming off a miserable year. Don’t expect a miraculous rebound anytime soon.

TECHNOLOGY
THE GODFATHER OF DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY- Miguel Helft
It’s been five decades since Jack Dangermond started Esri, and we’re still discovering ways that his maps can reshape the world.

RECYCLE YOUR ROCKETS- Alex Knapp
The recyclable space race is on.

ENTREPRENEURS
THE RENAISSANCE WOMAN- Kathleen Chaykowski
When Natalie Shaheen couldn’t find classical furniture to suit her regal tastes, she founded Josephine Homes so others could live like kings and queens.

THE ZENTREPRENEUR- Stacy Perman
With American tea consumption soaring, Ron Rubin’s company, the Republic of Tea, could be worth $125 million. He says he’s not selling.

INVESTING
FOOLING THE RIGHT PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME- Antoine Gara
Billionaire connections and yield-greedy investors almost propelled financier Leonard Tannenbaum into the three-comma club. Now he’s mired in lawsuits and battling shareholder activists.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Why my losers may be your winners.

FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann
Market corrections bring rich yields.

SMALL STOCKS- Jim Oberweis
A basket of keepers among small-cap tech.

FEATURES
THE ROBOT-POWERED INTERNET- Parmy Olson
Kik Messenger is a huge hit with teens-and a sudden threat to Facebook in the race to create the world’s mobile operating system. The company’s 28-year-old founder thinks his nots give him the edge.

MOVING SAGA- Luisa Kroll and Alex Morrell
Joe Shoen grabbed control of U-Haul from his father, escalating a family feud into allout civil war. Twenty-five years’ worth of lawsuits, character assassinations, murder accusations and a suicide later, his family is shattered, but U-Haul is thriving and Joe is now a billionaire and firmly in the driver’s seat.

LIFE
THE ROAD CHIEF RIDES AGAIN- Mark Ewing
Feather-light and ultracool, the classic Bowlus trailer is rolling after 80 years, thanks to the drive of a father and daughter.

THOUGHTS
On movies.