Welcome to Forbes for February 16th, 2015 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story "Hyperloop Is Real: Meet the Startups Selling Supersonic Travel" - The race to turn Elon Musk's vision for high-speed travel in steel tubes is officially on. Buckle up.
Also, "Retirement Playbook: Six Coaching Legends on How to Keep Winning" - Planning for retirement can be tricky business, but a sound strategy makes all the difference. For the 2015 Retirement Guide, Forbes asked six coaching greats, from Yankees legend Joe Torre to Bears Super Bowl champ Mike Ditka, to share their playbook for staying on top in retirement.
Next, "Cross-Pollinator Angelica Berrie Tells How to Give Away a Fortune" - While furthering her late husband’s diverse philanthropic commitments, Berrie has added as her personal mission the "cross-pollination" of cultures and ideas and making connections between people.
We'll also tell you about, "Treasure Island: Puerto Rico Bids to Become New Age Tax Haven" - Puerto Rico is about the same size as Connecticut but with more palm trees and twice the unemployment rate. Now, the financially teetering territory aims to turn itself into a refuge for tax-oppressed millionaires and billionaires. Yes, this is legal.
Then, "Meet Gogoro, the Electric Scooter Coming to a Megacity Near You" - The big deal about Gogoro isn’t necessarily the scooter itself — though it is very nice looking. The thing that’s most interesting about the company is the swappable battery network it plans on building out in emerging and existing megacities.
Followed by, "How Ace Hardware Turned Corner Stores into a $4.7 Billion Co-Op" - The reasons for Ace's success, says its CEO: entrepreneurs with a deep knowledge of their local market, inventory fine-tuned to a neighborhood's demographic, and the sort of exacting customer service a typical big-box store with low pay and high employee turnover just can't match.
And in our final story, "Rebellion Photonics: Thriving on Fumes" - By creating a better tool for spotting gas leaks from oilfields and pipelines, tiny Rebellion Photonics got the jump on a global market no one else could see.
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