The Best Of 1990

It's amazing what wonders applied imagination can work. In the following pages, you'll find it reflected in the most surprising ways and places. A hightech, low-price razor. A powerful computer workstation from a highly unlikely source. A hard-sided golf bag and a computer run by laser light. Two immigrants' solution to VCR programming madness. A wonderfully designed voting machine. A conservative banking strategy criticized in the `80s that's becoming the gold standard for the `90s. A gutsy bet on revolutionary manufacturing technology that catapulted an upstart into the big leagues. A fast-food company tutoring kids. A dynamic new convention center with soaring twin towers. These are some of the exciting achievements for 1990. BUSINESS WEEK asked its bureaus to nominate the year's outstanding performers. The results make a dazzling package.