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Innovation Saves The World
Innovation Saves The World
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December 19, 2011
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This issue puts a spotlight on social entrepreneurs and their efforts in bettering our society, along with the best and worst charities. Discover New York City's tastiest spots, the 200 biggest charities and the country's most promising companies, with Smashburger at the lead. 

INNOVATION SAVES THE WORLD
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Angela, meet Heinrich.

THE FORBES 2011 ALL-STAR EATERIES IN NEW YORK
Our gastronomical gurus shine a light on the Big Apple’s finest fooderies.

FOCUS
STORE WAR: MAC VS. PC- Brian Caulfield
Armed with antique PCs, we test how the rival shops stack up.

THE MOST VALUABLE TEAMS IN HOCKEY- Kurt Badenhausen, Michael K. Ozanian and Christina Settimi
Rich ticket revenue and cable-TV deals for top markets like Toronto and New York City are widening the NHL’s wealth gap.

BILLIONAIRE’S PLAYBOOK- Brett Nelson
A pet food titan serves up inspiration and advice for the entrepreneur.

BEST STATES FOR BUSINESS- Kurt Badenhausen
Utah defends its title at No. 1. Maine is secure in last place.

THE CONVERSATION
Mexico chafes at its drug lord being on the World’s Most Powerful list. Some boomers don’t like our advice for a better retirement.

THOUGHT LEADERS
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson

CAPITAL FLOWS- Bill Frezza
Crony capitalism? Thanks, big government.

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Meg Whitman is not Steve Jobs, but HP is a buy.

TECHNOLOGY
WATERWORLD- Simon Montlake
How Thai rivers wrecked a $36 billion industry.

STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS
BANK SHOT- Matthew Herper
A new vaccine could save thousands of lives and billions in hospital costs-and attack what ails Pfizer’s finances.

INVESTING
CLIMATE CHANGE- Deborah L. Jacobs
Come 2013, tax rates could rise- or fall. Here’s what to do now.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Stock picks aboard the ship of tools.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Live dangerously. Get rid of your cash.

FINANCIAL STRATEGY- A. Gary Shilling
Forget Hubbard’s Peak. Crude will fall.

IMPACT
CAN VENTURE CAPITAL SAVE THE WORLD?- Helen Coster
Jacqueline Novogratz and her Acumen Fund attack the human race’s oldest problems with a groundbreaking model.

THE IMPACT 30- Helen Coster with Christian Wolan
Our handpicked list of the social entrepreneurs worth following.

MAGIC PILL, MAGICAL ACCOUNTING- William P. Barrett
Cheap deworming pills work just as well to inflate a nonprofit’s bookkeeping.

THE MOST CHARITABLE CELEBRITIES- Zack O’Malley Greenburg
Which stars do the most (and least) to confer their fame on good causes.

THE 200 BIGGEST CHARITIES- William P. Barrett
The best and all the rest according to how far they stretch your donation dollar.

FEATURES
NOW EVERY COMPANY IS A SOFTWARE COMPANY- David Kirkpatrick
Fords sells computers-on-wheels. FedEx runs a skunkworks for developers. The era separating traditional industries and technology industries is over. Those who fail to adapt now will become obsolete.

AMERICA’S MOST PROMOSING COMPANIES
HERE’S THE BEEF- J.J. Colao
This year’s winner is Smashburger. And, yes, we really did need another patty joint.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS- Edited by Brett Nelson, J.J. Colao and Max Mallet
These 100 fast-growing firms have sound business models, seasoned management, impressive customers and access to capital.

LIFE
HORSE SENSE- As told to Hannah Elliott
For jewelry magnate David Yurman the love of fine horses started early.

ARTISANAL CHAMPANGE- Richard Nalley
Not all the best bubbly goes to the big brands. Some of the farmers bottle themselves.

THOUGHTS
On philanthropy.