Welcome to Forbes for July 4th, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, we'll tell you about, “The Best Places for Business” – Our 2011 ranking shows that university towns fare quite well.
Also, “Gov. Rick Snyder: How We’re Re-inventing Michigan” – The governor says Michigan won’t be healthy unless Detroit is healthy. Included: a portrait of Detroit's new mayor.
Next, “Cut the Middleman” – Selling your home by yourself can pay off but only if you act like it's just business.
Then, “Is North Dakota the Next Kuwait?” Billionaire wildcatter Harold Hamm insists a vast field in North Dakota and Montana contains huge amounts of oil and gas. Let's not celebrate just yet.
We'll also tell you about, “Cheers to Tears” – Luke Daly spent a decade developing a cheaper way to disinfect drinking water. Then his funding source dried up.
Followed by, “Social for Business” – Jive Software makes workplace collaboration as easy as Facebook makes sharing baby photos.
And in our final story, “Audacious Birds” – The Finns behind Angry Birds seek global domination.