• Forbes, April 21, 2014

  • By: Forbes
  • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
  • Length: 1 hr
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  • Release date: 04-21-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Forbes

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Welcome to Forbes for April 21st, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.

In the cover story, we'll tell you about, “Harold Hamm: The Billionaire Oilman Fueling America's Recovery” – Harold Hamm has transformed the U-S oil industry like no one since John D. Rockefeller, while helping to keep domestic prices low--and making himself a $16.9 billion fortune. The great domestic energy boom, he says, is just beginning.

Also, “A Lucky Drug Made Pharmacyclics' Robert Duggan a Billionaire. Will Long-Term Success Follow?” - Since Duggan took the helm at Pharmacyclics in 2008, its stock has risen fortyfold. But can a manager with no experience hunting for drugs build a successful new drug company?

Next, “Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together in Brooklyn” - Companies behind the revolutionary new building process say it's bringing the best of manufacturing and construction together.

We'll also tell you, “How Wayfair Sells Nearly $1 Billion Worth of Sofas, Patio Chairs, and Cat Playgrounds” - Each month more than 11 million people–mostly 35- to 65-year-old women–visit Wayfair.com to browse its massive housewares catalog, an online directory hundreds of times larger than any Sears, Roebuck ever produced. But Wayfair is as much a data miner as it is a retailer.

Then, “Can America Spark a New Industrial Revolution?” In late March, Forbes gathered more than 300 innovative business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and growth-oriented policymakers in Chicago for our first Reinventing America Summit to help foster a budding industrial revolution in the United States.

Followed by, “Stanford Is Tops for the Most Satisfied MBA Graduates” - America's most selective business school blows away the competition when measuring the satisfaction of its alumni.

And in our final story, “Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?” Shades of Munich in the West's response to Russia's latest expansionism.

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