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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2002-08-07

In this week's issue:  Business strategies from the best,
the Web's sad and humorous past, for-profit education's
dilemma, and why you should fight that speeding ticket.

An Inc article goes over best practices learned from the 50
most innovative companies in America.
A piece in Managed Care sees doctors reducing their stress
and increasing office efficiency by adopting successful
management and workflow techniques from manufacturing.
A Red Herring article addresses concerns that the wireless
market leaders Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia scheme and
collude to preserve their triumvirate status, even at the
expense of innovation.
For those with the stomach for accounting minutiae, CFO
offers a peek at what several public companies are doing to
bring more transparency to their books.
Internet World reports on Germany's efforts to lure foreign
business, making the claim that its depth of talent
justifies the expense of operating there.

---Business & Technology---
"Geographic information systems" that rely on GPS-equipped
cell phones are becoming more compelling as the technology
enters the mainstream, according to CIO.
Metropolis looks at the factory of the future: not an
assembly line, but an assembly swarm.
CIO writes on the challenge facing retailers who want to let
their customers buy online and pick-up at the store.

---Computing & Internet---
Consolidation among PC makers is going to hurt consumers,
argues a PC World article.
A PC World review touts 2002's best and worst places to buy
computer gear on the web.
Red Herring reports on Sony's far-forward plans for the
PlayStation 3, due in 2005.
An Entertainment Today article covers new anti-spam laws
passed by several states and the concerns about their
A Salon article trolls amusedly through a library of defunct
domain names revealing the stupid ideas people once had for
"making it" on the Internet.

Architecture that combines in harmony with the natural world
can be the most beautiful, writes Metropolis.

Kiplinger's writes that if you get a speeding ticket, it's
worth the time to try to beat the rap and avoid hefty
insurance increases.

Education Week examines what happened to Edison Schools
Inc., a pioneer of for-profit public education that has
fallen on hard times.

Salon interviews the author of a new book, "Buy, Lie, and
Sell High:  How Investors Lost Out on Enron and the Internet
 Buy this book:

Salon argues that the original Nike Air Jordans and the
marketing behind them are responsible for creating
contemporary consumer culture.
A Knowledge@Wharton article reports on a study finding that
consumers feel overly bombarded by legitimate e-mail
marketing, making the medium ever less effective.
Inc looks at how some gonzo marketing has helped the
nation's first microbrewery/brewpub prosper in the most
unlikely of locations:  Utah.

The New Republic analyzes how television collided with the
Supreme Court in two short-lived new shows.

---U.S. Politics & Society---
American Prospect looks at a tape made in 2001 of eight
executives, including Dick Cheney, vouching for Arthur
An American Prospect article marvels that military insiders
are actually desirous of congressional intervention to stop
the U.S. from going to war with Iraq.