Skip to main content
Table of Contents:VOL. 160, NO. 4 - August 31, 2009
100 Fastest-Growing Companies
BlackBerry vs. iPhone
BlackBerry vs. iPhone
Smartphone giant Research in Motion is cleaning up in the consumer market, expanding globally, and plotting to out-app the iPhone. By Jessi Hempel 
Inside the trillionaires' club
With over $3 trillion in assets, Larry Fink and his team at BlackRock are the world's largest money managers. Fink thinks he's just getting started. By Shawn Tully 
Defying the downturn
Even amid the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, some companies just keep growing. For the first time, we've opened Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list to businesses around the world. 
Features
My (recovery) playbook
My (recovery) playbook
When will the business climate improve? That's exactly the wrong question to be asking. Jeff Immelt, Andrea Jung, and other top CEOs are ditching the waiting game - and writing their own rules for a rebound. By Ram Charan 
The medical mafia
Prosecutors say a group of top Las Vegas lawyers and doctors conspired to collect millions in inflated damages by pushing accident victims into dubious surgery. By Katherine Eban 
Pfizer's home remedy
CEO Jeff Kindler's plan to keep profits growing: Think small. A Fortune 500 Series feature. By Alyssa Abkowitz 
Corner office confidential
Behind the doors of the Seraphic Society, the secretive club of assistants to high-profile CEOs. By Jennifer Reingold 
First
Dress code
More kids heading back to school will be trading in their Abercrombie and Polo gear for traditional uniforms. By Suzanne Kapner 
Fast, foreign food
Some exotic new menus are coming to America. By Telis Demos 
Fortune decoder
Out of "Chapter 33": Donald Trump vows to revive a bankrupt casino chain. By Mina Kimes 
Value driven
Beware of three big health-care myths. By Geoff Colvin 
The best advice I ever got
Mattel CEO Bob Eckert. 
Do railroads have a free ride?
A new bill could tighten regulation - and send investors running. By Jia Lynn Yang 
Road warrior
Filmmaker Ken Burns would rather drive. By Diane Tegmeyer 
How I got started
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. 
Technology
The hottest table in town
The hottest table in town
OpenTable, the online reservation service, is one of the few venture-backed companies to go public this year. Its secret ingredient? Technology restaurateurs actually like. By Maha Atal 
Brainstorm: Tech 2009
At Fortune's annual technology summit, industry executives pledge to lead the way out of the recession. 
Business wants to go social
Next: Corporate versions of Twitter and Facebook? 
Content king
Disney's Bob Iger thinks consumers will pay more for quality - even online. 
The multitasking tech exec
At DreamWorks Animation, the CTO has to play well with others. 
C-Suite
Renovating Home Depot
Renovating Home Depot
CFO Carol Tomé talks with Fortune's Geoff Colvin about the housing bust and more. 
Letters
 
Bing!
 
Investing
New strategies to shelter your retirement savings
With a Roth IRA, you won't have to worry about changes in rates and brackets, and neither will your heirs. Another in our Money & Main Street series examining how economic events are affecting Americans. By Janet Morrissey 
Smart moves to make now
Leading financial advisers suggest four ways to reduce your tax bill. By Janet Morrissey 
FORTUNE Magazine Archive: 1985-Present
RECENT ISSUES
All magazine archives: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007| 2008
FEATURES
With Google Glass on sale today, it's time to have serious talks about technology and privacy. |more|
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.