Welcome to Forbes for April 1st, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, we'll tell you about, “Carl Icahn Unleashed: Wall Street's Richest Man Is on the Attack” – Freed from investors and flush with cash, Carl Icahn is targeting companies by the dozen. The bigger, the better – just ask Michael Dell.
Also, “The 12 Most Disruptive Names in Business” – Profiles of the dozen disruptors less content to improve the status quo than to blow it up.
Next , “Nir Zuk's Palo Alto Networks Is Blowing Up Internet Security” – Zuk is selling the first new class of firewall in 11 years. His company successfully IPOed in July 2012, bringing in $260 million. Its products are crushing the competition.
Then, “The Cookie Crumbles: Can Mondelez Find Its Mojo?” Irene Rosenfeld blew up Kraft promising to spark growth. Six months and two underwhelming quarters later investors are still waiting.
We'll also tell you about, “The Capital of Water – How to turn around a struggling industrial city like Milwaukee? Become the global technology hub for a resource they know better than anyone.
Followed by, “Conjuring Up Animal Spirits” – Paul Johnson insists animal spirits are needed to get the world's capitalist economies humming again.
And in our final story, “Why Does America Hate Late Bloomers?” Has the late bloomer disappeared from our cultural imagination? Not everyone awakens early to life’s possibilities or to his or her own potential.