Table of contents: VOL. 5, NO. 6 - July 1, 2004
Best Buy's Selling Machine HE'S 26. HE WEARS HOOP EARRINGS. HE'S A DEMON SALESMAN. AND THE ELECTRONICS CHAIN HE WORKS FOR IS CRANKING, THANKS TO AN ARMY OF FOLKS JUST LIKE HIM. BUT IS THAT ENOUGH TO SAVE IT FROM DEATH-BY-WAL-MART?
GE Sees the Light By learning to manage innovation, Jeffrey Immelt is remaking America's flagship industrial corporation into a technology and marketing powerhouse.
The Business 2.0 Dream Team 2004 IMAGINE WHAT A COMPANY COULD DO WITH THESE ALL-STARS RUNNING THE SHOW.
Betting on the Bombay Bourse PUTTING YOUR MONEY TO WORK IN INDIA ISN'T A CINCH, BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO REDUCE THE RISK.
Along Comes a Spyder To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its ur-roadster, Porsche brings out a limited-edition Boxster worthy of the legend.
Is Your Crowd the In-Crowd? So many professional associations, so little time. Here's how to find a group that can actually help you.
Now Hiring: Your Old Company As the job market comes alive, businesses are looking to bring back their former stars. Becoming a "boomerang" can be smart--if you know how to play the game.
A China Stock Worth a Look Web portal Sina is the information gatekeeper for a nation of 1.3 billion.
Where to Regain Your Cool Wilting from the heat of summer and a demanding travel schedule? Here's how you can work out without having a meltdown.
Bonus: Earn It. Spend It
Hits & Misses
Looking for Democracy's Next Big Thing Former software entrepreneur Wes Boyd is rallying MoveOn.org's members with the promise of unseating George W. Bush. But what happens to the group if it succeeds?
In Front: People. Trends. Ideas
High Fidelity with Higher Margins Online CD retailer Insound.com thrives on hard-core fans who still buy music--lots of music--in the age of digital downloads.
Nvidia Swings into Hollywood The chipmaker built its rep with graphics cards for videogames. Now it wants a starring role in creating special effects for movies.
Stop Picking Workers' Pockets The first--and worst--thing companies do when they run into money trouble is to start squeezing their employees for wage concessions.
The No-Service Broker Ameritrade's recipe for success? Plain-Jane online stock trading and the lowest costs among some pretty tough rivals.
This Call Is Being Monitored Software that listens in on customer calls helps Continental Airlines gather insight about its fliers.
What Works: Tools.Tactics.Insights