Table of contents: VOL. 6, NO. 1 - January 1, 2005
COVER STORY
And the Winner Is ... Toyota Hot cars. Hot brands. Hot technology. Here's how Japan's largest automaker keeps firing on all cylinders. (more)

Features
With reams of research, a team of chefs, and technology that rivals Wal-Mart's, the legendary retailer is reinventing the concept of convenience. (more)
The online auction giant is on a spectacular international growth tear. Here's Meg Whitman's master plan for global domination. (more)
Reuters CEO Tom Glocer wants to build an online broadcast network. Can the venerable newswire take on Fox and CNN? (more)
Hits & Misses

What's Cool
Despite a baffling interface, PalmOne's latest smartphone gets better with time. (more)

Tired of getting less for more? Here are five hotels where you'll get room to spare. (more)
If you're a) rich and paranoid, or b) really, really sure they're out to get you, the Town Car BPS is the car for you. (more)

What's Next
Tech investor Ram Shriram likes to play innocent, but with a stake in Google that's nearing $1 billion, the act is proving increasingly tough. (more)




With the Middle East in turmoil, the action has moved to Russia, Asia, and Latin America. Here are the likely winners. (more)

What Works
















Plenty of corporations say they want to improve the way they do business. But few really do what it takes to succeed. (more)
And the Winner Is ... Toyota Hot cars. Hot brands. Hot technology. Here's how Japan's largest automaker keeps firing on all cylinders. (more)



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