Welcome to Forbes for October 22nd, 2012 from Audible. The title of this edition is America's Best Entrepreneurs. It contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, we'll tell you about “Jack Dorsey and Leadership Secrets of Twitter and Square.” Two of the five hottest pre-IPO companies in the world are guided by Jack Dorsey. His role at both offers a blueprint for startups everywhere.
Also, “How a Breast Cancer Pioneer Finally Turned a Profit” - First-mover advantage is no guarantee of early success. Myriad Genetics burned through more than $500 million over 17 years before turning a profit.
Next, “Behind America's Gun Boom: Inside the Comeback at Sturm, Ruger” - With an estimated 300 million guns, America is, by far, the most heavily armed nation in the world. Embracing industry trends has vaulted gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Company to the number 4 spot on Forbes' list of the Best Small Companies in America.
Then, “Will Buffalo Wild Wings Fly in Dubai?” Company Director Tim Murphy says, “When you go to a new country, you have one chance.”
Followed by, “Socialism or Free Markets? Consider Myanmar and Thailand” - Free trade and investment have brought prosperity to one, while the other's closed-door policies have held it back for 50 years.
We'll also tell you “Why Pier 1 is Choosing Bricks over Clicks, and Winning” - Riding high off a remarkable turnaround at one of the most well-known purveyors of home furnishings in America, CEO Alex Smith is building on a brick-and-mortar strategy he put in place during the company′s darkest days.
And in our final story, “Apple Without Jobs: First Trillion-Dollar company?” CEO Tim Cook and designer guru Jony Ive of Apple will have to continue to inspire themselves to the greatness instilled by Steve Jobs.