Table of contents: VOL. 7, NO. 6 - July 1, 2006
Meet the executives, entrepreneurs, and cutting-edge innovators who are setting today's business agenda. (more)

Ross Levinsohn's wheeling and dealing to get News Corp. back in the Web game has been ridiculed by many as profligate and late. But he may yet prove them all wrong. (more)
The garage goes global as a new breed of startup operates worldwide in the battle for technology, talent, and customers. (more)
CEO Jon Miller is betting that new ventures like social networking, VOIP and video advertisements can make the once-mighty portal relevant again. (more)
hits & misses

what's cool
The business tools you can't work without (more)
Prices for classic guitars are soaring. Here's how to cash in on the six-string boom. (more)
It's been trumpeted for years, but now it's finally here. What you need to know about the coming revolution in business travel. (more)

what's next

The next whiz-bang feature coming to your dashboard: Software that can predict traffic jams days in advance. (more)
For 'hybrid hackers' selling plug-in kits for the Prius, high gas prices add up to a big opportunity. (more)

LEDs are about to transform lighting - and entrepreneurs should be aglow. (more)
FeedBurner CEO Dick Costolo wants to put his stamp on the Wild West medium of RSS. (more)
The king of retailers plans to offer cash grants to stores near some new locations. (more)
what works
By ripping out its best-performing venues, Gamal Aziz has reinvented the MGM Grand--and pioneered a radical new growth strategy. (more)
Eclectic Japanese retailer RanKing RanQueen helps shoppers find the latest and greatest by stocking only the most popular products. (more)
How consumer-product companies are revamping their containers to jump-start sales. (more)
The Ecomiles Web portal lets members make charitable contributions for everything they buy online. (more)
A nasty fall inspired Yogitoes's Susan Nichols to invent a fast-drying nonslip towel. (more)
Chicago startup Ocean Tomo plans to become the do-it-all player of the intellectual property era. (more)
Law firms and other professional services outfits are often victims of the talent drain. The solution? Generosity. (more)
Our annual rankings show another banner year for the businesses leading the tech revival. Here's who is out in front and how they got there. |more|
It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but we highlight the newcomers most likely to strike gold in 2007. |more|
See the video, test your Dumbest knowledge, and let us know what you think was the year's most boneheaded moves. |more|
The real estate slump could get worse before it gets better. Here are smart strategies for today's turbulent market. |more|
It just may be possible to have it all. Business 2.0's guide shows you how to live large now - and bankroll your future. |more|