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Read about Hewlett Packard's Meg Whitman and her powerhouse role as CEO and the tactics she has been using for 26 years, along with the 99 other women who are changing the power of business. Plus: the brothers who have made millions off of Cabela's and the new gun laws and the Boston tech CEO whose background began in the military and the hunt for Saddam Hussain.
MEG GOES TO WAR
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
IRS hiring freeze: Impose it now.
No street in the Hamptons boasts more billionaires than Southampton’s Meadow Lane.
Musk, Page and Pera up; Hoffman, Glazer and Zuckerberg down. Plus: Billionaire on-deck circle.
Billionaire Stewart Rahr styles himself “The Number One King of All Fun.” His wife disagreed- and got a $250 million settlement. Plus: The NBA’s top shoe salesman.
THE UNAVOIDABLE KOCHS
A new app promises to help you avoid buying from the Koch brothers. Good luck with that. Plus: the best cities for jobs.
What do the fashion pros think about our style tips for Wal-Mart boss Mike Duke?
The world’s most expensive horses. Plus: Up-and-Comers.
Readers- and rivals- weigh in on our Midas List, PGS Commissioner Tim Finchem and deluxe apartments in the sky.
CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes
Sinful broker denial and how and index ends it.
CAPITAL FLOWS- Scott W. Atlas
Medicaid expansion to Obamacare? Not so fast…
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Sure thing: Growth is not an option.
THE 20-YEAR LIGHTBULB- Christopher Helman
How a North Carolina LED maker built a better mousetrap- and doubled its market cap to $7 billion in just one year.
GUN PLAY- Nathan Vardi
The brothers behind outdoor retailer Cabela’s are amassing a ten-figure fortune- thanks to fears of new firearms regulation.
PEACE DIVIDEND- Brian Solomon
The end of iRobot’s military boom focused it on figuring out how to make money off civilians.
CAN WE GET A DECENT SMARTPHONE CAMERA?- Parmy Olson
Rambus’ sensor captures light as the human eye sees it. It may sell big if consumers stop caring about megapixels.
FACEBOOK NEEDS TRAFFIC- Tomio Geron and Ryan Mac
The social media giant has a mobile problem. Navigation startup Waze might be the $1 billion answer.
THE STALKER- J.J. Colao
Advertisers love Tapad because it can track and target you across your desktop, tablet and smartphone. Privacy advocated.
ARCHANGEL- Meghan Casserly
Audrey MacLean has an unusual formula for winning: Think like an entrepreneur.
BETTING ON BILL COLLECTORS- Daniel Fisher
The tedious business of mortgage servicing is now the sexiest profitmaker on Wall Street.
GURU STRATGEIES- John Reese
The Buffet approach to growth.
FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann
Yield-starved? Check out closed-end funds.
EMERGING VALUE- David Riedel
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN
THE RELUCTANT SAVIOR OF HEWLETT-PACKARD- George Anders
Two years into an epically challenged tenure, Meg Whitman may yet emerge as the best CEO HP has had since the founder days of Bill and Dave. Plus: Whitman’s Entrepreneur’s Clinic.
100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN- Edited by Caroline Howard and Michael K. Ozanian
Our mission is to redefine power. And that’s precisely what this year’s class of women is doing. These are the politicians and CEOs, entrepreneurs and celebrity role models, philanthropists and activist billionaires who are transforming the world- all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact.
Prominent and promising women, paired by industry, explain how innovation and collaboration are the seeds of success. And the only way to change business as usual and save the world.
THE TECH INNOVATOR WHO ALMOST KILLED SADDAM HUSSEIN- Nathan Vardi
Doron Kempel is one of Boston’s most successful tech entrepreneurs. His background is one of the best-kept secrets in Israeli military history- and American business. Until now.
DINNER WITH MYHRVOLD- Randall Lane
Microsoft’s old tech chief cooked up Modernist Cuisine as an indulgent hobby. It’s turned into the most influential- and profitable- cookbook series in the world.