Table of contents: VOL. 14, NO. 1 - February 1, 2004
The Miracle Hunter How Elizabeth Corsi turned a drug nobody wanted into a company that could soon gross $500 million--and prolong the lives of cancer patients.
Thrown Off Track After a TRAIN DERAILMENT wiped out its warehouse just weeks before the holiday rush, a tiny Minnesota CHOCOLATE company fights to survive.
eBay For Dummies Auction Drop, a fast-growing Bay Area startup, will list, sell, and ship your surplus stuff--for a price.
Buying Back Their Name The Freemans sold their cosmetics firm for a fortune. Then why did the family fight so hard to regain control of it?
Cook's Recipe In an exclusive sitdown, Intuit founder Scott Cook discusses how he nurtures leaders, survives creativity slumps, and is changing the nature of small-business software.
Gentlemen, Start Your Robots Next month, about 20 teams will race their autonomous cars across the deserts east of Los Angeles. THE WINNER GETS $1 MILLION. Is this any way to launch a business?
Boiling Down Data Using software that lets him closely analyze sales patterns, Danny Abrams spices up profits at his restaurants.
Professional What? After a lifetime on the fringes of pro sports, Jim Jennings is finally scoring big, transforming the National Lacrosse League into the next major (minor) sport.
Robinson Crusoe for a Week Forget Club Med. If you really want to get away from civilization, rent your own island.
Frankenstein Wines? As more vintners use high tech to standardize their products, a few small purists emphasize old methods and distinctive flavors.
Small-Business Nation The recession and recovery have made it clear: Entrepreneurs have lit up America's economy. Now if only policymakers would recognize that fact.
Planes, Trains, And ... Buses? A dreamer takes on Amtrak with luxury motor coaches. He's on a bumpy road.