Table of contents: VOL. 155, NO. 1 - January 22, 2007
The people are brilliant. The perks are epic. But can Google's founders build a culture that doesn't depend on the stock price? (more)

What it's like to be on the spot (and inside the conference room) with Google design guru Marissa Mayer. (more)
As CEO of fast-growing AthenaHealth, the President's cousin Jonathan is trying to change the way doctors process their paperwork. Now Wall Street is courting him. (more)
Philips CEO Gerard Kleisterlee had a bright idea: sell off the volatile semiconductor business, rebrand the sleepy Dutch giant, and change the corporate culture. It's working. (more)
The king of retailers has lost ground to competitors since its current CEO took over. Wall Street is starting to lose patience, says Fortune's Jon Birger. (more)
India's Sunil Mittal has built a mobile-phone empire by turning outsourcing on its head. Now he's plotting a retail revolution with a new partner - Wal-Mart. (more)
business life

Lance Barrow, 51, Coordinating Producer for NFL and Golf at CBS Sports (more)
business life: your money at play
At 18, Apollonia Poilâne inherited Paris's most famous bakery. When she graduates from Harvard this spring, the economics major will put her stamp on the cult brand. Fortune's Tom Sancton reports. (more)
Country has become a surprise profit center for the music business, drawing new labels and artists to town, says Fortune's Tim Arango. (more)

The PE boom isn't just for American corporations -India's economy is on a roll and foreign private-equity investments have exploded over the past two years, says Fortune's Yassir Pitalwalla. (more)
Lehman and other Wall Street firms are using flexible schedules and other perks to woo employees returning to the workforce after a hiatus. Fortune's Patricia Sellers reports. (more)

An interview with James Dyson, founder and chairman, Dyson. (more)

first: news - analysis - informed opinion
US Airways CEO Doug Parker's surprise $8.4 billion bid to buy Delta was merely the first in a series of recent takeover talks. (more)

Thanks to cheap debt and aggressive pension funds, 2006 was the year of private equity. So what's in store for these dealmakers in the year ahead? (more)
A judge ruled in favor of altering U.S. currency to assist the blind, but blind advocacy groups are not cheering the decision. Fortune's Roger Parloff reports. (more)
Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi may be Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's best hope in the coming months to talk China into freer trade policies. (more)
Despite being cleared by an internal investigation, the Apple CEO is still in legal hot water, and might need a better defense, says Fortune's Roger Parloff. (more)
the 100 best companies to work for 2007
The full list of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for 2007. (more)
How do you keep top hires happy? These days it's not about the money. Here's how five innovators on our list are driving down turnover. (more)
value driven
A novel twist in the options scandal makes bad execs look even worse, says Fortune's Geoff Colvin. (more)
while you were out

Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|