Table of contents: VOL. 7, NO. 8 - September 1, 2006
It's not just a hobby - some small sites are making big money. Here's how to turn your passion into an online empire. (more)

Led by Uganda, a continent better known for food shortages is becoming the center of an agribusiness boom - with fertile opportunities for entrepreneurs everywhere. (more)

To follow the Razr's success, CTO Padmasree Warrior is rushing ideas from the labs to market faster than ever. (more)
Howard Schultz, Steve Case, Vinod Khosla, and other major investors are sharing their best startup ideas. And they're willing to give a collective $100 Million to the entrepreneurs who can make them happen. (more)
Trying to come up with the next big thing? Forget flashy tricks - start with a simple insight and shape it into something unique. (more)
hits & misses

what's cool
What's cool: 4 professionals on the business tools they can't live without. (more)

Why did Volkswagen create the 1,001-hp Bugatti Veyron? Because it could. Why would an otherwise sane man take it up into the triple digits? Same answer. (more)
what's next

A look back at the golden age of M&A, from 2006 to 2016. (more)
Tucking into some culinary innovations, from self-heating meals to supercharged coffee. (more)

The new Rocket Racing League - brainchild of X Prize founder Peter Diamandis - is coming fast in your rear view mirror. (more)
Breaking down the Web into small, portable pieces is the smart trend that everyone from Nokia to Google is betting on. (more)
Martin Nisenholtz is presiding over a surge in digital revenue at the old gray lady. (more)
what works
Prediction markets that let workers place bets on business events help HP, GE and other companies make smarter moves. (more)
A rigorous screening process for new inventions has turned German optics maker Carl Zeiss into one of Europe's most innovative companies. (more)
Adobe has turned its headquarters into a towering example of environmentalism - and is saving millions of dollars in the process. (more)
Inspired by a wall jack after a tragic accident, ICU Medical founder George Lopez built a better, more secure IV system. (more)
The search giant has stumbled lately, but its popular Q&A service shows that getting people to create their own content can really pay off. (more)
It's perhaps the most crucial ingredient of corporate leadership, and you can't learn it in business school: The stubborn determination it takes to get stuff done. (more)
Unlikely big-box chain CarMax has transformed the world of auto retailing. (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|