• Forbes, May 13, 2013

  • By: Forbes
  • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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  • Release date: 05-13-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Forbes

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Welcome to Forbes for May 13th, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.

In the cover story, we'll tell you about, “John Doerr's Plan to Reclaim the Venture Capital Throne” – the man whose name is synonymous with venture capital talks about what's gone wrong with his legendary firm Kleiner Perkins, and how he’s righting the ship.

Also, “Silicon Valley vs. Detroit: The Battle for the Car of the Future” – Driverless cars are predicted to hit showrooms by 2020. But they are just a part of an automotive revolution that may be the most transformative since Henry Ford’s assembly line.

Next, “The 10-Figure Touch: The Billionaires of the 2013 Midas List” – Seven of the world’s top venture investors have cobbled together 10-figure fortunes by putting smart money behind developing technology companies.

We'll also tell you, “How Goya Became One of America's Fastest-Growing Food Companies” – the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U-S marketed beans to non-Hispanics and blasted past the 1 billion dollar revenue mark.

Then, “Swipely's Big Data Machine Brings Customer Insights to Merchants on Main Street” – Swipely turns credit card swipes into data-rich dashboards for shopkeepers who need them.

Followed by, “A Lesson for Rogue States” – The major powers appear to have understood the dangers of nuclear conflict without having had to experience them. Now they must turn their minds to solving the menace of rogue states.

And in our final story, “The Australian Tech That's Improving the World's Best Athletes” – Wearable sensors invaded European soccer and Aussie football. Now they're coming to the States.

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