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Read about the top colleges in the country, entrepreneurs who begin their businesses in college and what happens when Apple brings jobs to China. Plus: the coolest city in the country and NYU students compete for start-up success.
THE ONLY COLLEGES THAT MATTER
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Why this Summer may feel like harsh winter.
BMW’s idea lab mixes engineering and sleep design to forge sexy machines.
We like social gaming from Spain and fried chicken from Kentucky. Deep-discount airlines and Netflix? Sell!
TRENDY IN TEXAS
FORBES crunched the data to determine the coolest city in America.
A curator, a motivator and an eco-designer. Plus: Jeb Bush’s favorite college class.
Larry Page and Ralph Lauren up; Mark Pincus and Sheldon Adelson down.
DRIVING THE GREEN // SPORTSMONEY
Golf’s ten top-earning players made $236 million over the last 12 months.
Readers, as well as Jay Leno and Russian CEO, weigh in on our latest stories.
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
Power of the irrational: formidable.
CAPITAL FLOWS- Harry Binswanger
Outsourcing is the U.S. at its best.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Recovery drag: the age of cheats.
RUNNING MAN- Hannah Elliott
Foot Locker Chief Ken Hicks is leading a rare retail turnaround. His plan is simple: Stay dissatisfied.
HOW JOBS CREATED JOBS // GLOBAL GROWTH- Connie Guglielmo
While Apple uses thousands of workers in China, it’s about to double-down on its true growth engine: having its entire creative team in one place.
COWS IN THE CLOUD- Tomio Geron
Fameron is the rare data startup willing to get its hands dirty.
GET OUTTA THE LAB!- J.J. Colao
Silicon Valley sage Steve Blank is teaching scientists to turn their R&D into real businesses. It all starts with meeting customers.
STARTUP MARRIAGE- Jenna Goudreau
One bleary-eyed entrepreneur in a marriage is hard enough. Two takes meticulous planning, support and patience.
THE LITTLE MUTUAL FUND COMPANY THAT COULD- Halah Touryalai
While most big money managers are struggling to maintain asset levels, a little-known fund family is raking it in.
THE $5 MILLION QUESTION- Ashlea Ebeling
Should you give away wealth before Dec. 31? Maybe. But look past the hype.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Buying beyond what you know.
INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Behind the velvet rope.
SMALL STOCKS- Jim Oberweis
Load up on growth before the dust settles.
HOW STANFORD MADE INSTAGRAM AN INSTANT SUCCESS- Steven Bertoni
Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of the photo app made Kevin Systrom the latest Silicon Valley cult hero. It happened only because he chose school over Zuckerberg’s startup.
PROFESSOR BILLIONAIRES- Ryan Mac
Stanford’s brainiest students come to David Cheriton for startup advice-and money. Two of them happened to be named Sergey and Larry.
BABSON MEANS BUSINESS- Michael Noer
Only self-starters need apply to this entrepreneurial powerhouse.
NYU’S STARTUP SCHOLARSHIPS- Tom Post
Students compete for a $200,000 purse.
TOP OF THE CLASS: AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES- Edited by Michael Noer and Zack O’Malley Greenburg
College costs are soaring, but for students accepted by one of these top institutions, as ranked by educational outcomes, attending is a no-brainer.
ALL-STAR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS- Susan Adams, Edwin Durgy, Sean Kilachand and Brian Solomon
Starting up, but not dropping out: These nine undergrads and recent graduates founded companies with at least $100,000 in revenues while they were studying full-time.
DJs ARE THE NEW ROCK STARS- Zack O’Malley Greenburg
A 24-year-old who goes by Skrillex made $15 million over the past year on electronic dance music-and has created a new model for the music industry in the process. Plus: How Tiesto became the world’s highest-paid DJ.
ELECTRONIC CASH KINGS- Zack O’Malley Greenburg and Ryan Mac
Spinning tunes now means minting cash. These ten DJs earned the most over the past 12 months.
DEATH BY HUBRIS?- Joann Muller
One of America’s most storied manufacturers, $14 billion Navistar survived the Civil War, the Depression and World War II. A stubborn decision by its CEO could bankrupt it.
THE PGA TOUR’S SECRET ARMY // PHILANTHROPY- Michael Noer
Volunteers fulfill almost every role at a golf tournament, and pay for the privilege. Our reporter tries them all-in one weekend.
On country music.