Issue 143

March 2010

  • Even in these tough times, surprising and extraordinary efforts are under way in businesses across the globe. From politics to technology, energy, and transportation; from marketing to retail, health care, and design, each company on the following pages illustrates the power and potential of innovative ideas and creative execution.

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  • 10th Anniversary of the Nasdaq Peaking at 5,048.62

    As we try to put the remains of one burst bubble behind us, it can be easy to forget the beginning of the end of another just 10 years ago. Here's a look at how things have changed — or not — in the decade since tech stocks rose to all-time highs.




  • Fifty Years of Lasers, by the Numbers

    The first U.S. patent for the laser went to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes 50 years ago this month. Both physicists won Nobels for the work, which — with that of ex-colleague Gordon Gould — has sparked decades of innovation and sci-fi fantasy. A look at the data.

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