What do you get when you cross Walmart with Mother Teresa? Who would be the Square Deal candidate in 2012? And how in the world do you compare—and rank—such dynamic, eclectic businesses as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google? The answers to these and other captivating questions lie within our 2012 Most Innovative Companies coverage, undoubtedly the most engaging, surprising, creative rendition of the list we've ever produced.
For relentlessly reinventing higher ed, online and off
For matching technology with critical transplant needs
For showing what it really needs to transform yourself into a media brand
For breeding a natural alternative to harmful agricultural pesticides
For creating intimate green spaces out of industrial urban blight
For using real-time social data to make better products and advertising