The scene is a familiar one: a sweat-drenched captain draped over a periscope scans the sea above. The scene is also obsolete: new design principles, new construction practices, and new technology make submarines faster, smarter, and better.
Whether you're sizing up an investment or a new hire, it's not enough to study the financials and the references. As due-diligence expert Barry Rhein will tell you, you've got to read between the lines.
On his Tall Pony Ranch outside Kansas City, Missouri, headhunter guru Peter Leffkowitz teaches sales and hiring managers how to lasso the best people in a tight market. Are you ready to get your hands dirty?
Wes Skiles is one of the leading practitioners of what may be the world's most hazardous sport: underwater cave diving. There is no injury rate for mistakes made in an underwater cave -- only a mortality rate. So why does Skiles keep diving?
Mike Dolan is leading a long-shot crusade against the new economy's most widely shared belief: that global economic integration -- of countries, companies, currencies, and markets -- is both virtuous and inevitable.
The market for Internet stocks has crashed, but that doesn't mean that your career has to crash with it. Here's a set of lessons on how good people in dotcom companies gone bad can reboot their careers.
Doug Blevins has taught some of the best kickers in the NFL how to achieve and maintain peak performance -- even though he's never kicked a football (or even walked). Sometimes those who can't really do teach.
The early Internet economy involved startups that vowed to render corporate "dinosaurs" obsolete. Today, the most ambitious online players are those dinosaurs. The future belongs to partnerships. Wells Fargo is inventing the future with young dotcoms.
The Internet is supposed to be all about community. But visiting sites has been a solitary pursuit -- until now. New browser tools allow "tour leaders" to take groups to interesting sites and let users create "trails" to track their journey.
Labor organizer Jane McAlevey is forcing companies in Connecticut's ultraprosperous Fairfield County to confront a moral challenge that they would prefer to ignore -- and, in the process, she is forcing all of us to confront our personal sense of justice.
David Brooks has seen the new American establishment -- and it is us! But has he discovered the power of latte-drinking, laptop-toting "bourgeois bohemians" just as the sun is setting on their glorious reign?
Every three months, 60 executives responsible for moving their companies into the Internet economy gather to discuss challenges and frustrations. This group offers a remarkable window into what it takes to transform a big company into a Net company.
The mapping of the human genome, says Craig Venter, will change science, research, medicine, politics, health insurance, and the way biology looks at the last 3 billion years of evolution. And that's just the beginning.
The Internet economy is built on speed. So why does the Internet still feel so slow? David P. Reed, former chief scientist at Lotus Development Corp. and a self-styled "digitalist," is advancing a provocative answer to that pressing question.