Table of Contents:VOL. 158, NO. 6 - September 29, 2008
Paulson to the rescueThe Treasury chief is betting billions on bailouts. Can he save us from a meltdown? By Marc Gunther
Putting lipstick on a pigWall Street suffered from the illusion that it could make beautiful bonds out of piles of dubious mortgages. By Elizabeth Spiers
The Lehman lessonWhat went wrong with the stories investment-banking firm is a warning for all of Wall Street. By Allan Sloan and Roddy Boyd
Money never sleepsInside the life of a night trader. Photographs by Benjamin Lowy. Text by Leigh Gallagher
Special Report: The Art of Selling
Legends of salesBizarre and daring feats of salesmanship.
How to sell in a lousy economyDespite a spate of negative economic indicators, these salespeople haven't missed a step. Here's how top performers at GE, Google, PepsiCo, and more are thriving during the downturn. By Jia Lynn Yang
Sales slip-upsThe top ten mistakes salespeople make.
IBM's all-starBig Blue's go-to guy in India is out to sell you on a very big idea. By Jessi Hempel
The mind of a modern salespersonFortune asked 305 sales professionals about the state of the art in 2008.
Shelf helpEight books that belong in everyone's briefcase. By Jia Lynn Yang
Fearless at 5050 Cent and bestselling author Robert Greene tackle the business world in a new book. By Shannon Fitzgerald
Can the Bank of New York get a fair trial in Moscow?A U.S. bank must make its case in a court experts say favors the Kremlin. By Roger Parloff
The Colvin InterviewNFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
California's hedge fund kingFarallon's Thomas Steyer is a self-made billionaire and an unreconstructed liberal. By Adam Lashinsky
Home Depot's total rehabCEO Frank Blake thinks an army of orange aprons will save the day. A Fortune 500 Series special report. By Jennifer Reingold
Field study: The evolution of workXerox ethnographers study how to get diverse and far-flung teams to come together. By Jenny Mero
Winemaking for fun and profitA tour of California wine country, the type-A rich person's second-career heaven. By Jeffrey O'Brien
Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
Six stocks to buy nowOur picks for 2008 are trading 31% to 58% off their recent highs. By Jon Birger
The class of '08This year's list of America's supercharged performers.
The prophet of $500 oilIf Matt Simmons is right, the recent drop in crude prices is an illusion. By Biran O'Keefe
Election economyMasks of the candidates will scare up $15 million this Halloween. By Scott Cendrowski
Question AuthorityDamien Hirst, the bad boy of high art. By Eugenia Levenson
The DealFannie, Freddie, Ben, and Alan. By Allan Sloan
Road-test rivalsEdmunds.com vs. 'Consumer Reports'. By Alex Taylor III
Value DrivenRecession ... or not? By Geoff Colvin
MarketingMaking saving sexy. By Suzanne Kapner
Power PlayNeither candidate knows what's about to him him. By Nina Easton
The best advice I ever gotDisney's Anne Sweeney.
Goldman's commodities queenDoes Isabelle Ealet have the toughest job on Wall Street? By Telis Demos
MySpace takes on iTunesComing soon to MySpace: just about any music, for nothing. By Devin Leonard
Questions for ...MySpace co-creator Chris DeWolfe. With Devin Leonard
On the Net, the whole world knows your dog's nameHow to secure security questions. By Michael V. Copeland
Everyone hates ComScoreAs the de facto measuring authority of online audiences, tiny ComScore punches above its weight - and earns some serious coin. By Jessi Hempel
Hottest tech job?Wildlife biologists are in demand as solar plants are built where protected species live. By Todd Woody
If you wait until 70 to collect and live to your mid-eighties, you win big. But who says you'll make it that far? |more|