Introduction

Tough times can't stop the engine of excellence. In these pages, you'll find that economic adversity can bring out the best in people and products in a suprising number of ways: A savvy retailer who sells value, not glitz. A CFO who uses productivity to generate earnings. A Detroit engine maker who graba market share and boosts profits. An entrepreneur who launched his fourth successful startup, battling the big boys. A brilliant palmtop computer. A Caddy that can compete with the world's best. A ski glove designed like a hand. The perfect car seat for baby's safety. An encyclopedia on a CD. Gene therapy for cancer. Photo images of our emotions. A red-hot muscle car. The employees of a telecommunications company volunteering to end the isolation of acute-care children. A magical look at Venus. A captivationg series of print ads.

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