In this issue:
"Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft's Code": Microsoft's CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.
"Inside Dubai's Bid To Become The Middle East's Tech Hub": The city-state's rulers see a startup economy as one of the keys to ensuring it will be a global player long after the region's oil runs out. But can absolute monarchs really build a 21st-century tech ecosystem?
"How Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media Empires": Creative types can already make tens of thousands of dollars a month on Patreon. Now the site is giving them even more power to build their businesses.
"What Trader Joe's Figured Out About Work Culture That My Other Past Employers Haven't": This writer learned more about the value of autonomy and collaboration as a teenage Trader Joe's employee than she has in many offices since.
"Can Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone Take On The Smartphone Giants?": After banding together to upend the mattress business, the company's five founders are now facing their biggest challenge: what comes next.