July / August 2012

Features

Up In The Air

Aero Tech Town

Aero Tech Town

Detroit City Airport has established an industrial R&D cluster to develop the next generation of aircraft, including civilian drones.

A Legal Shot

A Legal Shot

Can a company maintain and build market share by aggressively suing its rivals? Consider the David vs. Goliath legal battle between Birmingham's On Go Energy drink and Farmington Hills's 5-Hour...

Powered by Women 2012

Powered by Women 2012

From automotive to information technology, more female business leaders are making their mark in the management ranks of major organizations.

Letter from the Editor

By the Book

By the Book


In 40,000 photos taken between 2005 and 2011, Julia Reyes Taubman captured every nook and cranny of Motown — from motorcycle clubs to scattershot

Ticker

A New Path

A New Path


Fundraising is challenging enough, but it’s even more difficult during an economic recession.

Digital Trader

Digital Trader


A financial expert in Auburn Hills uses algorithms to predict investment trends.

Roll 'Em

Roll 'Em


Michigan’s tax credits for Hollywood films underwent drastic cuts in 2011, but reworked legislation opened the door to viral players.

Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball


Can a mobile app developed in Detroit predict the future?

Floor Burn


Running, dancing, and driving can power the future.

Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics


The Soviet Union’s loss is Michigan’s gain.

PDA Q&A

PDA Q&A

PDA Q&A


David Bradley // Owner, Bradley Dental, Warren; Studio 32, Farmington Hills

Focus

Lending at Lite Speed

Lending at Lite Speed


Think it’s tough to get a business loan? Imagine what a bank must go through to meet Dodd-Frank — onerous background checks on loan officers and applicants (including fingerprinting), stifling...

Perspectives

Tips for Stress Relief from Detroit Pistons Trainer Arnie Kander

Tips for Stress Relief from Detroit Pistons Trainer Arnie Kander


A graduate in physical therapy from Wayne State University, Kander began his career as a professional dancer and worked at a fitness center before joining the Pistons in 1992.

Stress Relief

Stress Relief


Stress and burnout are the silent killers of productivity, causing more than 60 percent of work absences each year. The prevalence of instant messaging, laptops, smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and...

Exec Life

Collateral Bonds

Collateral Bonds


A Troy financial expert collects business accessories from yesteryear.

Closing Bell

A Shining Beacon

A Shining Beacon


Taking on gas and electric monopolies, along with political corruption, Detroit Mayor Hazen S. Pingree led the city of out darkness.

Opinion

Can The Big Three Survive Success?

Can The Big Three Survive Success?


Forget another bailout. GM, Ford, and Chrysler must keep winning on the sales floor.

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