From the Magazine

The Business of Education

For years now, elected school officials, appointed managers, and everyday employees allowed an air of entitlement and a lack of dedication to greatly outweigh their chosen mission of educating and promoting children in the Detroit public-school system.

A New Government Business Model

Once upon a time, politics was about serving the public good, assisting needy families and, yes, kissing babies.
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Resort of Renown

Tashmoo Park on Harsens Island held a special place in Detroiters’ hearts more than a century ago before stricter vessel laws, rising entertainment offerings, and the birth of the auto industry ultimately doomed the resort.

Somebody’d Better Contact Joe

The Grosse Pointe Shores resident, who’s sold more than 5 million books, including How to Sell Anything to Anybody and How to Close Every Sale, has reached out to General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler LLC in recent years

2010: A Real-Estate Odyssey

Once the bulk of Michigan’s foreclosed homes are sold off, the local housing market is bound for a rebound.

And For Our Next Act …

Detroit and the region have done a great job of hosting international events in recent years, from the 2004 Ryder Cup to the 2008 PGA Championship, both at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township.

The Westward Expansion

Downtown Detroit was neglected for half a century, but over the last decade, the east side of Woodward Avenue has undergone a major transformation, with two sports stadiums, the Detroit Opera House, the restoration of Music Hall and the Gem Theatre, and more.

The Next Cobo Center

The city should take a conservative approach in expanding Cobo Center to maximize its investment and keep the North American International Auto Show.

The Next Power Play

Nuclear power is making a comeback in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere as higher fuel prices and political fallout from oil imports have helped change consumer opinions.

A Flair for the Dramatic

General Motors will survive, but to do so, it must develop more revolutionary products and overhaul its stodgy image.