March / April 2011

Features

Taubman, Take Two

Taubman, Take Two

A. Alfred Taubman, best known for developing luxury shopping malls in metro Detroit and across the country and has owned and operated dozens of businesses since 1950, now turns his talents to...

From a Trailer to a Multimillion-Dollar Research Clinic

From a Trailer to a Multimillion-Dollar Research Clinic

How one U-M doctor is charting a course for bringing breakthrough cancer research out of the lab and delivering it directly to patients.

The Century Club

The Century Club

No one can afford to rest on their laurels, including the many metro Detroit businesses and organizations that have lasted 100 years or more.

Letter from the Editor

The Road Back

The Road Back


In the 1950s, the definition of success in metro Detroit and across the country was owning a home in the suburbs. Everyone, it seems, wanted a bigger slice of the planet.

Ticker

Star Traders

Star Traders


Tapping artificial intelligence, a group of young investors and their computer program are outperforming traditional stock indexes.

Dough Team

Dough Team


With access to capital all but tapped, an Ann Arbor couple’s dream of selling unique artisan flatbreads to the masses was in jeopardy.

Banker’s Trust

Banker’s Trust


A small bank in Bingham Farms eschews tradition for personal service.

Playoff Bound?

Playoff Bound?


Off-season moves could boost attendance and wins

PDA Q&A

PDA Q&A: Nipa Shah

PDA Q&A: Nipa Shah


President Jenesys Group, Novi

Focus

The Great Divide

The Great Divide


Like two prizefighters circling inside a ring, the east and west sides of Michigan haven’t always seen eye to eye. Competing economic and political agendas play a role, as do envy and distrust....

Perspectives

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears


General Motors has turned the corner on profitability — aided, in large part, by a government bailout. But to get ahead, it can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Exec Life

Museum Bronze

Museum Bronze


A longtime auto supplier promotes hands-on research and engineering skills from an elaborate museum in Auburn Hills.

Isotope Inc.

Isotope Inc.


A research group at the University of Michigan is making it easier to detect nuclear materials — and possibly to pinpoint cancer cells and aid in the search for water on distant planets.

Closing Bell

Sowing Success

Sowing Success


Dexter M. Ferry co-founded a Detroit company that grew into the world's largest seed supplier.

Opinion

Hiring Well Improves the Bottom Line

Hiring Well Improves the Bottom Line


Key skills are essential for business leaders as the economy picks up.

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