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July 16, 2012
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LinkedIn rivals Facebook in this issue with its CEO Jeff Weiner on the cover and his mighty goals for getting all 3.3 billion workers on his website. Also in this issue read about the top earning sports players, the best cities in the country for business and the trouble at the World Bank. 

THE ANTI-FACEBOOK
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Emperor Ben has no clothes.

LEADERBOARD
TOP-EARNING ALL-STARS
The world’s top athletes mint millions scoring points and hawking products.

SCORECARD
Buffet, Bezos and Zuckerberg up; Adelson, Kinder and Knight down.

BUY/SELL/HOLD
We’re bullish on Tesla, grassroots fundraising and tofu foie gras. Ratings agencies and $1,000 slices of pizza? Not so much.

LOVE JUST ONE
Robert J. Shiller’s favorite financial idea.

ISLAND SHOPPING
Larry Ellison recently bought the Hawaiian island of Lanai for a reported $500 million. He’s got company.

UP-AND-COMERS
Introducing a fitness guru, a relief coordinator, an art dealer and a small-business champion.

ACTIVE CONVERSATION
Readers-and lawyers-weigh in on our story about Hess Corp.’s mob problem while commenters spar over the merits of Fargo, N.D. and Wolfeboro, N.H.

FUTURE OF WORK // THE NEW DECKLESS OFFICE
Kiss your cubicle good-bye.

PHILANTHROPY // POWER AND POP VS. POVERTY
The Robin Hood Foundation cooks up an urban X Prize.

THOUGHT LEADERS
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
Making the euro a joking matter.

CAPITAL FLOWS- Peter Ferrara
Obama: biggest spender in world history.

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Big change-health care and college.

STRATEGIES
GLOBAL GROWTH // TOYOTA, MISSISSIPPI- Micheline Maynard
After a humbling fall, Japan’s automotive titan rebuilds its manufacturing prowess in the unlikeliest of places.

TECHNOLOGY
X-RAYING THE DOCTOR BILLS- Kerry A. Dolan
Most of us have no idea what medical procedures cost. Castlight Health is working to lower our bills through radical transparency.

TECHNOLOGY- Eric Savitz
Bullish on key chains and coffee mugs.

ENTREPRENEURS
NICE GIRL, NASTY GAL- Victoria Barret
Sophia Amoruso is fashion’s trendsetting whiz. It’s not so much what she sells as how she gets her online fans to buy it.

BLOOD MONEY- Erin Carlyle
Ben Bowman and David Mitchell want to disrupt the supply chain for lifesaving fluids. Hospital bureaucracies-and the American Red Cross-stand on their way.

GROWTH LESSONS // MUSIC FOR THE MASSES- J.J. Colao
Saavn serves up Indian tunes to 10 million people-legally. Just wait till it cracks the market for the other 1.2 billion folks.

INVESTING
RITES OF PASSAGE- Deborah L. Jacobs
While Congress delays an estate tax deal, Americans put off the basic stuff. Here’s what you need when you need it.

THE MAYBE POLICY- Howard Gleckman
Should you buy long-term care coverage? It depends.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Five classic stocks and books.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Don’t get mad, get shares.

CAPITAL MARKETS- Marilyn Cohen
Rolling into auto bonds.

FEATURES
COVER STORY: THE OTHER SOCIAL NETWORK- George Anders
Facebook gets all the attention, but LinkedIn has figured out how to turn a social network into cash money. And it doesn’t even need you to be there to make money.

TOO BIG TO FAIL- Richard Behar
With its $57 billion aid portfolio, muddled objectives and failure to contain corruption, a decade of reform efforts have done little to fix the World Bank.

BEST PLACES
HOUSTON GETS HOT- Kurt Badenhausen
An increasingly diverse economy has helped this Texas boomtown bounce back from recession faster than any other metro on our annual list of The Best Places for Business.

THE BEST FOR BUSINESS- Kurt Badenhausen
Looking for an educated, expanding workforce, low crime and reasonable costs? We rated 200 U.S. metros, and these 25 cities topped the list.

LIFE
FROM HEDGE FUNDS TO BONEFISHING- Monte Burke
Bill Ackman turned his fishing guide into a billion-dollar fund manager. Now Oliver White is returning to his angling roots-and bringing Ackman along with him.

THOUGHTS
On tennis.