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Table of Contents:VOL. 162, NO. 9 - December 06, 2010
Cover story
The 2010 Business Person of the Year
Reed Hastings: Leader of the Pack - The Netflix CEO is changing the game again. By Michael V. Copeland 
C-Suite Strategies
Chevron CFO Patricia Yarrington on the gulf spill, the future of fossil fuels, and more. Interview by Geoff Colvin 
Fortune 500 Series
Waste Management's New Direction: CEO David Steiner refocuses on sustainability. By Marc Gunther 
Brand-new Gumshoe
Jules Kroll's son Jeremy brings high tech to the corporate investigations business. By Duff McDonald 
The List: 2010's Top People in Business
What does it take to be at the top in these times? The ability to create opportunity out of turmoil. By Peter Newcomb 
The North Carolina power grab
The battle between a rural county and giant Alcoa over rights to the company's dams. By Ken Otterbourg 
Chanos vs. China
Influential short-seller James Chanos is betting that China's economy is about to implode. By Bill Powell 
The Dealmaker
Will Sen. Bob Corker's zeal for negotiation make him a Republican hero or a Tea Party target? By Nina Easton 
By the numbers
Holiday hope? By Daniel Roberts 
Closer look
Narco-terror and U.S. business. By Scott Cendrowski 
The briefing
When athletes go astray, the New Dems' blues, and more. 
The chartist
All about gift cards. By Jessica Shambora 
Can business leaders create clean jobs? By Brian Dumaine 
School reform: One size can't teach all. By David A. Kaplan 
Fortune's 2010 gift guide: What the bosses are giving. By Kate Flaim 
The future is now
Building a better golf club. By Jessica Shambora 
What's hot
New York (yes, New York!) is Tech City. By Jessi Hempel 
Valley talk
Kleiner Perkins gets its digital groove back on. By Adam Lashinsky 
Tech Star
Technology's roving R&D man. By Jessi Hempel 
Shopping for tech
Big companies have started spending money on infotech again. Who will be the big winners in the new replacement cycle? By John Curran 
Anatomy of a trade
David Winters is still sweet on Nestlé's stock. By Scott Medintz 
Archie's accidental boss
Nancy Silberkleit was asked to help run the iconic comic book publisher. The trouble? She had no clue how to operate a business. By Josh Hyatt 
David vs. Goliath
Three entrepreneurs deliver where the big guys don't. By Jessica Shambora 
Verne Harnish
Five business killers. 
How I got started
Jake Burton: My life as a pioneer. Interview by Dinah Eng 
The way we work
How storytelling spurs success. By Vickie Elmer 
Building the (workplace) ties that bind. Expert advice from Pontish Yeramyan. Interview By Beth Kowitt 
Second act
Jennifer Simonetti- Bryan: From leverage to corkage. By Jessica Shambora 
Let's talk turkey about privatizing Social Security, an idea that is rearing its foul head again.
By Allan Sloan 
The U.S. isn't falling behind. The rest of the world is just catching up. Get over it.
By Michael Elliott 
Is the bipartisan debt-reduction commission for real? Here are four easy ways to find out.
By Geoff Colvin 
Like any good coach, Obama needs to make some halftime adjustments.
By Harold Ford 
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