Welcome to Forbes for April 9th, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, “Jeff Bezos Reveals His Number One Leadership Secret” - Jeff Bezos's success formula: Coddle the 164 million people who buy from Amazon, even if it means constant upheaval for employees, shareholders and everyone else.
Also, “America's Gardasil Problem: How Politics Poisons Public Health” - U.S. politics and Merck's bad public image are keeping a breakthrough vaccine from saving hundreds of thousands of lives around the world--and endangering the cures of the future.
Next, “Why You Should Dump Your Stocks and Sell Your Business Now” - Come January 1st, the top capital gains rate is set to rise from 15% to 25%. If you want to sell a business or diversify your stock portfolio, do it sooner rather than later.
We'll also tell you about, “LEGO's War Against One Dad” - What could be controversial about a dad building his son new toys? Nothing, unless that dad's an intellectual property provocateur.
Then, "I'm One of the Most Underpaid Executives in the History of Executive Payment" - Sirius XM's Mel Karmazin ranks near the bottom of our bang-for-the-buck CEO list. But as Liberty Media grabs for control, he argues the worst is over for his tortured shareholders. Could he actually be right?
Followed by, “Secret Ingredient to Making Solar Energy Work: Salt” - Energy from the sun is hard to store, undercutting its usefulness and efficiency. Can Halotechnics solve the riddle by mixing in molten salt?
And in our final story, “Eight Cash Cows to Fill Your Portfolio” - For stock pickers, idle cash can mean great returns.