Welcome to Forbes for November 4, 2013. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, “Dell Officially Goes Private: Inside the Nastiest Tech Buyout Ever” -- After a battle to take this eponymous PC maker private, Michael Dell now answers to no one. That, he says, will prove the company's salvation.
Also, Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto Is Leading an Oil Revolution Worth Billions” -- America’s southern neighbor is on the cusp of its greatest economic transformation in a century, thanks to the courageous oil reforms of its new president.
Next, “Up-And-Comers: Meet Three Organizations Changing Healthcare Forever” -- While ObamaCare stutters on, these entrepreneurs are finding their own solutions to health care challenges.
We'll also tell you about, “The World's Most Powerful People 2013” -- Who’s more powerful: the autocratic leader of a former superpower or the handcuffed commander in chief of the most dominant country in the world?
Then, “Government Wins Big, But the Country Needs a New Debt Limit” -- The hands-down winner in the October budget fiasco was big government; the national debt will quickly surge toward $18 trillion. As Republicans regroup, there’s no indication that the fiasco was a learning experience.
Followed by, “The Smart Money Behind The Hunger Games” -- Mark Rachesky makes billions for his investors by grabbing control of companies like Lions Gate Entertainment on the cheap.
And in our final story, “Story Power: The Hero's Journey” -- Businesses must begin to tell their hero's journey stories, because stories drive change.