Any CEO or manager still doubting the power of design and innovation in the marketplace should take a look at Motorola's strong third quarter showing. A couple of years ago, Motorola was being talked about in hushed tones, another Polaroid perhaps. But with the introduction of the Razr cell phone, the company's profits and prospects has soared. Kudos to CEO Ed Zander for turning Motorola around and for returning the company to its innovation and design roots.

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