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, Russell Redenbaugh made several profound declarations that shaped the course of his life.
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