Simplicity is key when it comes to managing a company. For Michael Dell, the only way to achieve maximum efficiency was to take his eponymous computing corporation off the public exchange listings and into the hands of a select group of private shareholders: two to be exact.

After a long fight with activist investors who had differing opinions about the future of his company, Dell took his company private in an almost $25 billion deal in October 2013. So far, he's pleased with the results. "We're able to be bold, make investments and focus 100 percent on customers," Dell says. "I see nothing but upsides in terms of our ability to expand and grow. It's going very well." 

For Dell, long-term foundations trump short-term gains. To learn more about how Dell has benefitted from going private, watch the video below: