Issue 153

March 2011

  • An artificial heart and its lightweight power drive. A better airline for Brazil. Chocolate from Madagascar, and a soccer shirt made of plastic water bottles. All this from one simple word: innovation.
    The 50 companies on our 2011 list have chosen a unique path. Today's business landscape is littered with heritage companies whose CEOs battle their industry's broken model with inertia, layoffs, lawsuits — anything that squeezes pennies and delays the inevitable.

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  • March 2011

    A list of events and conferences you don't want to miss this month.

  • A History Of Corporate Betrayal

    What better way to remember Brutus backstabbing Caesar than by watching movies like "The Informant!" and "The Social Network"? Here are four more corporate-betrayal films primed for the Hollywood treatment.




  • UPDATES | ALUMNI: A Year of Ups and Downs

    For some veterans of the Most Innovative Companies lists, the past year has been very good indeed. For others, not so much. A look at some of their highlights, as well as a few of the lows.


  • Mardi Gras Mambo

    For many Americans, New Orleans and Mardi Gras are near synonymous — and last year’s Carnival marked a 25-year high in partygoers visiting the Big Easy. Before we break out our feather boas and doubloons, here’s a look at the festivities, by the numbers.

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