May 2010


The Oracle of Silicon Valley

Tim O'Reilly's life shows that interesting things can happen when you are working for more than just money.


Case Study: Attempting a Global Merger

Dan Stinchcomb was in Colorado. Joe Santangelo, in Singapore. A VC suggested they meet. Could they make a deal work?

How I Did It: Bob Moore, Bob's Red Mill

Bob Moore was a middle-aged retiree when he launched his second career - and then gave it away to his employees.

Semper Youngstown

Youngstown, Ohio, of all places, is attempting to reinvent itself as a technology center.

My Son, the Entrepreneur

Lorraine Earle of Johnny Cupcakes runs the $3.4 million family T-shirt business founded by her son, John.


Get Real |  Jason Fried

Why Is Business Writing So Awful?

According to Jason Fried, too many businesses use the same generic phrases to explain their services.

Balancing Acts |  Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

Is it OK to Leave Your Spouse at Home?

Meg Hirshberg discusses what to do when the work-obsessed spouse wants to play--without you.

Street Smarts |  Norm Brodsky

Norm Brodsky on Why Real Estate Still Rules

Is it better to own or lease your office space? Columnist Norm Brodsky shares his advice.


The New Izip Express Bike

A hybrid bike by Currie Technologies is part Schwinn, part Prius.

Things I Can't Live Without: Kara Goldin of Hint Water

Kara Goldin founded Hint water in San Francisco in 2005 and built it into a beverage empire. The natural fruit drink is now sold in 17,000 locations. Here are a couple of her favorite things.

A Tool to Boost Personal Productivity

How entrepreneur Matt Everson of Astuteo uses RescueTime software to get more done each day.

The New Tunebug Vibe

A gadget that turns almost any surface into a speaker.

Travel Accessories Even the TSA Can Love caters to harried business travelers with high-end toiletries in carry-on sizes.

Beyond the Business Center

A new breed of high-tech hotels for road warriors.

A Desktop Photo Studio

Is your product ready for its close-up?

4 Cutting-Edge Shredders

Models from Black & Decker, Fellowes, and OfficeMax that offer fewer jams and more style.

3 Remote Tech-Support Services

Create your own virtual IT department.

Ways to Beam Your Computer to Your TV

These wireless adapters give you new ways to compute from the couch.

Four New Killer Sales Apps

Software for every step of the sales process.


CEO Passions: Cage Fighting

Laura Marcusse, founding partner of Adorn, is a cage fighter, or mixed martial artist, after hours.


Innovation: A Lean, Green Machine

To be a viable source for fuel, algae must be dried completely, but the most common way of doing so is costly and inefficient. Ohio-based Algaeventure Systems has developed a new, more efficient way to dry.

How to Guides

How to Communicate With Employees

The secrets, and the benefits, of effective communication.

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