Table of contents: VOL. 7, NO. 9 - October 1, 2006
We're in a historically fertile time for the creation of technological game changers. Here are 11 innovations that could reorder entire industries - and spawn vast new entrepreneurial opportunities. (more)

Steve Sanghi has turned Microchip Technology from a near-dead maker of commodity processors into the top cloud seeder for next-generation electronics. (more)
As consumers begin taking charge of their own health care, opportunities abound for those whose business plans bring power to the people. (more)
hits & misses
Wonder Bread gets its big Hollywood break; HP's cost-cutting whiz; Cendant's messy breakup; and more (more)
the business 2.0 bookmark
A guide to additional information about our cover story. (more)
the innovators
Now that everyone from YouTube to Viacom relies on its software, CEO Bruce Chizen thinks Adobe is ready for its close-up. (more)
what's cool
The business tools you can't work without (more)
Noise-reduction headphones (more)
Clever entrepreneurs are using the Internet to build a healthy customer base - before they even have the ability to deliver what they're selling. (more)
Hopping from city to city to get your startup going? From Boston to L.A., here are the best places to meet with potential clients or investors. (more)
Toyota extends its lead in hybrids with a Lexus sedan that's faster, cheaper, and more fuel-efficient than the competition. (more)
what's next

Investors are abuzz about 'freemiums' - services that lure users in with a basic product, then charge for more features. (more)

Blue Chip Expert looks to turn social networking into a potential bonanza for high-level contract workers and their admirers. (more)
Wall Street has not been kind to Amazon in 2006. But as always, Jeff Bezos has a plan. Here's where the world's largest store is heading next. (more)

A new generation of browsers is about to make Web applications better than downloadable desktop software. (more)
The Hype Machine - and 20-year-old founder Anthony Volodkin - could define the future of more than just music. (more)
Turnaround CEO Carlos Ghosn pins his hopes on an $85,000 revamped classic. (more)
what works
We're sleeping less each year - and that's creating a big opportunity to sell everything from naps to high-tech beds. (more)
Stalwart British stovemaker Aga has captured a lucrative new urban market by selectively modernizing an icon of the gentry. (more)
The French beauty company is pioneering products and programs for the visually impaired. (more)
Robert Khedouri's radio gave him the idea for an innovative feature on the wireless MusicGremlin. (more)
Spotfire's visualization software is helping companies make sense of massive amounts of information. (more)
Coffee competitors' strategies for thriving in the shadow of the world's largest chain are as varied as the beans in their brews. (more)
When time is money, time away from work can seem like opportunity lost. (more)
Fruitless sessions are a clear sign that your company isn't doing idea generation the right way. (more)
Hero Honda became the largest motorbike manufacturer on the subcontinent by offering consumers better rides to match their bulging wallets. (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|