Michael Edwards photographed the people of Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffered Transportation (see the story here) at famed Silvercup Studios in Queens while April's nor'easter swamped the city. And after seven hours on the set with a limousine, he was left without a ride home. No car services, it seemed, wanted a part of that weather. Still, Edwards enjoyed photographing the drivers and their boss, Dawson Rutter. "It was really nice to see," he says. "They were all friends, so they could razz one another and put themselves at ease." Edwards, who lives with his wife and daughter in New York City, has worked for Newsweek, Esquire, and New York.

In this month's Guest Speaker column, Daniel Gross writes about the hidden benefits of economic bubbles. In the aftermath, the best ideas can remain while the bad fade away. "Google was built on the wreckage, so was the whole Web 2.0," Gross says. His book Pop! Why Bubbles Are Great for the Economy was published in May. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

When Max Chafkin signed up on Friendster three years ago, it seemed to be bursting with possibilities. Now Chafkin writes a cautionary tale about the early social networking site and its founder, Jonathan Abrams. What brought the site so rapidly to earth? "Friendster became part of a system, venture capital, that creates more failures than successes," says Chafkin, an Inc. staff writer.

Assistant editor Athena Schindelheim can't help herself when it comes to Harry Potter (she still thinks of Ron and Hermione, two of the main characters, as among her dear friends). With the book series coming to an end, Schindelheim called more than 20 entrepreneurs to ask what they thought should happen next with the Harry Potter brand. There was at least one point of agreement: Don't kill it with oversaturation. Find the experts' other suggestions here.

Contributing editor Elaine Appleton Grant writes the monthly Business for Sale feature. In her reporting she comes across a lot of business brokers, and she's learned they are definitely not all the same. A basic test: a good deal book. "If they don't show you complete deal books, you've got the wrong broker," says Grant, who lives in Strafford, New Hampshire.