Table of Contents:VOL. 166, NO. 9 - December 03, 2012
Businessperson of the Year
Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter He's a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker. If you're running a business with high margins -- watch out. By Adam Lashinsky
The list: 2012's top people in business It was a year for comebacks and cool performances for the executives on our list.
Steve Jobs vs. Sam Walton: The tale of the tape A rare conversation with the writers who got inside the heads of these two extraordinary business leaders. Interview by Andy Serwer
Globalism goes backward They forgot to tell us globalism has a reverse gear. Now companies and countries need to get ready for the "inside economy." By Joshua Cooper Ramo
They're calling Subarus the best cars money can buy The latest models are winning the highest marks for quality and safety. Here's how the tiny, quirky, "artisanal" carmaker does it. By Alex Taylor III
Inside Con Ed the night Sandy struck The story of what happened at New York's biggest electric utility when Hurricane Sandy rendered a powerful city powerless. By stephen gandel
Book excerpt: The wit and wisdom of Warren While Buffett was growing larger than life, Fortune had a front-row seat. By Carol J. Loomis
Leadership John Stumpf's winning formula for Wells Fargo. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Closer look Disney buys the crown jewel of nerddom for $4 billion. By Matt Vella
Brainstorm Keeping back the sea. By Brian Dumaine
Executive Dream Team The art of the self-managing team. By Geoff Colvin
World's Most Admired Companies Whole Foods' quality crop. By Anne VanderMey
Fortune Global Forum Rethinking China's cities. Interview by Brian Dumaine
Second act Bjorn Rebney: from sports lawyer to fight promoter. By Daniel Roberts
How I Got Started Zipcar founder Robin Chase: a new variation on car sharing. Interview by Dinah Eng
Verne Harnish Five ways to keep employees excited.
David vs. Goliath There's always room in the marketplace. By Elaine Pofeldt
Fastest-Growing Companies Coinstar: cashing in on kiosks. By Richard McGill Murphy
The future Is now New, gentler tasks for drones. By Rob Walker
Tech star Twitter's adman delivers. By Jessi Hempel
Tech@work Supercomputers could soon be saving patients' lives. By Michal Lev-Ram
The Chartist New Tech City. By Omar Akhtar
Interview The return of a star fund manager. By Scott Cendrowski
Financial matters BlackRock's new bond plan. By Katie Benner
Face-off Public Storage: Buy or sell? Interviews by Ryan Derousseau
The 2012 gift guide This year has had its ups and downs. What better reason, then, to give gifts right? By Kate Flaim
Road Warrior Christine Day of Lululemon. By Alex Konrad
Allan Sloan An open letter to Tim Geithner on how to dodge the next debt crisis.
John Cassidy The Romney legacy: Fuzzy math doesn't work anymore.