Company: Rick's Cabaret International ( RICK)
Rule It Broke: Don't take an adult-entertainment company public.
Why It Likes Being Bad: Projected sales of $54 million for 2008.
After my tour of adult nightclub Rick's Cabaret, three things stuck in my head: the cordial woman working the coat check, the sumptuous live lobster tank and the intriguing interior design that included metal curtains and glass walls.
The dancing entertainers, a staple at the club, seemed like just another part of business as usual.