Table of Contents:VOL. 164, NO. 9 - December 12, 2011
Businessperson of the Year Our Pick for 2011 (and 49 Runners-Up) From the euro mess to Occupy Wall Street to the U.S. unemployment crisis, 2011 was the kind of year that tests leaders. And it was Howard Schultz of Starbucks who rose to the top of our list. By Richard McGill Murphy
Strong coffee Howard Schultz rescued Starbucks. It had record financial results this year. Now the CEO is on a campaign to save the country from its politicians. Here's how he blends capitalism and activism. By David A. Kaplan
The $1 billion rare-earth gamble In an extraordinary business drama that involves national security, an American company is trying to break China's monopoly on high-tech materials. By Richard Martin
Fortune 500 series: Inside the fall of a superstar banker Two years ago Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert Kelly almost left to run Bank of America - until he changed his mind and the board welcomed him back. That's when the trouble started. By Katie Benner and Shawn Tully
By the numbersIkea in China, one of its fastest-growing markets.By Anne VanderMey
The chartistPost office makeover.By Alex Konrad
The briefing Ellison and Benioff square off, whatever happened to Tang?, and more.
Closer look Is your board ready to put out the next fire? By Faye Wattleton
Brainstorm Maybe it's time to bury our power lines. By Brian Dumaine
The best advice I ever got Yale economist Robert Shiller. Interview by Ellen Florian
Road warrior Warner Music's Lyor Cohen takes his act on the road. By Leigh Gallagher
Pursuits: The 2011 gift guide Time to start checking your list - our gift picks will make you look like a genius. By Kate Flaim
How I got started Greek-yogurt king Hamdi Ulukaya has brought Chobani from nowhere to everywhere in a few short years. By Sheridan Prasso
David vs. Goliath The secrets of success in business - three bantams take on the heavyweights. By Elaine Pofeldt
Verne Harnish Five ideas to revitalize your marketing.
Mobility@work Retailers hoping to ease holiday shopping pain are turning to mobile phones to speed checkout. By Caitlin Keating
Tech@work Dell gets in touch with its inner entrepreneur. By Anne VanderMey
Electronic Arts' digital makeover The videogame maker embraces social platforms. By Alex Konrad
Wall Street interview T. Rowe Price's Tom Huber makes the case for dividend stocks. By Amy Feldman
Wealth adviser Should you move out of the dollar?By Janice Revell
Allan Sloan Big corporations need to show us how much they pay in taxes.
Nina Easton The dollars and cents (and yen, renminbi, and pesos) case for women's rights.
Dan Primack Why you should blame Wall Street for pharma's startup problem.
Geoff Colvin CEO Sam Palmisano is leaving IBM in great shape. Will his legacy last?
Meet the new bossChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to recharge one of the world's greatest cities.Interview by Geoff Colvin