A profile of the Wall Street billionaire taking on Dell, Netflix, and other billionaire rivals:

“Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, is learning to accept Icahn since he took a 10% stake in the company last fall. Icahn’s purchase prompted the company to adopt a so-called poison pill to prevent Icahn from buying more shares. ‘It’s like a chess opening. He does that move, and we do the pill. It’s pretty standard in all of these things,’ says Hastings. ‘I was worried about him when we didn’t know him, but I now must say that I enjoy his company.’ Responds Icahn: ‘We like Reed Hastings. I told him when a guy makes me 800 million bucks, I don’t punch him in the mouth.’”