Table of contents: VOL. 7, NO. 10 - November 1, 2006
Is it time to cash in? Or to double down before the next boom? The smart money says: Both. Here are the experts' top strategies for today's turbulent market. (more)

Silicon Valley has changed the world once. Now, thanks to a wave of investment and innovation in solar power, it's on to the next revolution: A massive disruption of the U.S. electricity market. (more)
Is the information stored by your company secure? Here's how to make sure your confidential data remains top secret. (more)
The Fertitta brothers' bare-knuckled business approach built their casino empire into a Vegas power - and now they're hitting the jackpot with a sport once denounced as 'human cockfighting.' (more)
It's far too late to play the buy-and-flip game. But there are some great opportunities out there for those with the patience to buy and hold. (more)
Five regions to avoid - at least for the next year or so. (more)
A Guide to Additional Information About Our Cover Story (more)
hits & misses
From the November issue of Business 2.0 Magazine: Company bets that paid off and those that bombed. (more)
the innovators
We may be out of oil, says Chevron CTO Don Paul. But thanks to new technology, we'll never run out of fuel. (more)
what's cool
What's cool: 4 professionals on the business tools they can't work without. (more)
Ergonomic Keyboards (more)
An entrepreneur tries to make it easier for everyone to profit from one of the economy's dirty little secrets. (more)
Check a bag or risk a carry-on? Here's how to navigate the ever-changing rules of flying. (more)
As workout equipment goes, the Aston Martin DB9 Volante is admittedly a bit pricey. But it's guaranteed to get your heart rate going faster than any machine at the gym. (more)
What's cool: Chicago branding firm Bamboo Worldwide has an office where employees like to chill. (more)
what's next
Spock, a startup with $1 million in funding, wants to beat Google with a search engine that makes finding people easy. (more)
TV broadcasts once disappeared into the ether. Now Critical Mention is helping to give them a long tail. (more)
The hotel industry looks to the future, with far-out ideas from robot bellhops to rooms that monitor your health. (more)
Companies such as AllPeers, Pando, and Zapr aren't waving the pirate flag - but they're using Napster-like technology to help you send photos to Grandma (more)
Want to know if your employees are working hard? It all comes down to finding the right measurement for the job. (more)
Wish you could have bought shares in Elvis? SellaBand lets you play Colonel Parker and fund up-and-coming musical acts. (more)
A former Nokia product manager thinks he's found the perfect way for friends to stay in touch: by using cell phone technology to disclose their location to each other. (more)
Sure, Skype can shave a few bucks off your phone bill. But now it's helping savvy entrepreneurs create brand-new business models. (more)
Ready to roll your own apps? Here's why programming may soon be as easy as snapping together Legos. (more)
Visionary architect William McDonough is making the boomtown environmentally friendly - from Google's headquarters to China's cities. (more)
One farmer aims to get around foie gras bans - and corner the market - with "naturally fatty" birds. (more)
what works
With a battle plan based on 'thinking bigger than you are,' the maker of the world's ugliest shoe takes the footwear business by storm. (more)
England's Topshop became one of the world's hottest retailers by giving its budget fashions an air of exclusivity. (more)
Clever companies are redesigning their offices to make collaboration and teamwork a more essential part of every employee's day. (more)
A thrifty telecom profits from bringing affordable Internet access to one of New York's poorest neighborhoods. (more)
Antitheft retail tags inspired RadarGolf founder Chris Savarese to tackle one of the sport's major annoyances. (more)
Fortune 500 companies are going open-source for corporate strategy, turning to MBA students to keep their competitive edge. (more)
Tired of the hassles and demands, more and more U.S. companies are abandoning the public markets - and for good reason. (more)
By targeting health shops and outdoor stores with its fanciful flasks, Sigg has won a growing piece of a hot market. (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|