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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
China is dependent on our fiscal health.
ARE YOU A STARTUP
Have a genius idea? Follow the path to your future.
HONG KONG’S RICHEST
Bets on Macau casinos pay off.
The most expensive residences in your state.
Plus: A follow-up to our Isabel Dos Santos investigation.
FRED SMITH FLIES HIGH
The FedEx founder may be worth $2.3 billion, but he wasn’t an overnight success.
HIGHEST-PAID NBA ATHLETES
The elite earn most of their dollars from endorsements.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale will change your idea of what a supercar should be.
Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel tries to have the final word.
CURRENT EVENTS- David Malpass
Five big steps toward faster global growth.
CAPITAL FLOWS- Rob Arnott
Thank heavens for those patent trolls.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
A story of transformation: the conviction key.
CAN A TEAM REINVENT A CITY?- Tom Van Riper
We’ve seen time and again that it can’t. That isn’t stopping the new owner of the Sacramento Kings. Plus: The latest NBA team valuations.
CROWDSOURCING CAPITALISTS- Parmy Olson
Duolingo provides English lessons to millions for free, as the nonprofit Khan Academy does with math. But its founders want to make real money so the service lasts.
TRICKING THE HACKERS- Andy Greenberg
Backed with $26 million, a startup is using hackers’ own tricks against them.
NOW STREAMING AT GATE 22B- Alex Konrad
GIRLFRIEND POWER- Carol Tice
Why is Silicon Valley backing up a small beauty brand? Hint: Julep knows how to exploit social media.
SWINGING AT STRIKES- Steve Schaefer
Most money managers live by the motto of go big or go home. Beck, Mack & Oliver takes a more civilized approach.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
All or nothing in 2014.
INVESTOR CHECKUP- William Baldwin
Bet against the government.
SCREEN TEST- Marc Gerstein
AMERICA’S MOST PROMISING COMPANIES
TOTALLY JUICED- J.J. Colao
At Suja two young entrepreneurs teamed with some adult supervision and created one of the fast-growing beverage companies ever.
SECRET LIVES- Karsten Strauss
AnchorFree lets you access the Web- anonymously- anywhere, anytime. It’s great for privacy. But, oh, those relentless ads.
THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING- Michael Noer
Michael Steinhardt forged the model for making hedge fund billions before exiting the game. With WisdomTree, he’s back to upend Wall Street again- this time, with the little-guy investor at his side.
BROOKLYN’S BILLIONAIRES- Caleb Melby
Cash crises, political grudge, suicide. None of it has stopped David Walentas from forging a ten-digit fortune by creating an entire neighborhood in New York’s underdog borough. And he’s about to do it again.
AMERICA’S SECOND RAIL BOOM- Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Joann Muller, Christopher Helman
The relic of the 19th Century will become the most important logistics system of the 21st century- and it’s making billions for Warren Buffet and others. All aboard!
GOOGLE WANTS IT ALL- Robert Hof
Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant’s dominance will continue by sticking with its roots- taking $20 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies.
STALIN’S BEDTIME NIGHTMARE- Kenneth Rapoza
A onetime Soviet showpiece, the Ukraina is now Europe’s poshest business hotel.
On the Olympics