Issue 111

December 2006/January 2007


  • Best Blogs: Social Calls

    Want to learn how social entrepreneurs do good (or not)? Three blogs take you inside the nonprofit world and show how organizations deliver results.

  • Parental Consent

    In India, companies discover that when it comes to winning talent, mom and dad can help.

  • An Inconvenient Business

    The Weather Channel thinks there's money in objective information about climate change. The forecast? Partly cloudy with a chance of controversy.

  • Drive Thru

    A new Internet-powered car-navigation device offers hope for avoiding traffic.

  • The Shipping News

    Planning a business trip to China and need to get your goods through customs for delivery tomorrow? Or are you just sick of all the hassle of carrying your luggage from line to line and waiting to pick it up, especially if it's a heavy case or a surfboard? Join the Luggage Club and airports won't be quite so awful. Get a quote at its Web site: Shipping a large 50-pound carton overnight from New York to Los Angeles, for example, costs $244. Compare that with around $360 from UPS.

  • See Me, Hear Me

    We have all the latest hardware you'll need to create, share, store, and consume digital pictures, music, and videos.

Fast Talk

From the Editor

  • Letter From the Editor

    For most of my two dozen years as a journalist, I've been the business equivalent of a strict constructionist. That is, I believed that the sole role and responsibility of a company was to maximize profit and shareholder value.