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Table of Contents:VOL. 156, NO. 7 - October 01, 2007
COVER STORY: LEADERSHIP 2007
Leader machines The world's best companies realize that no matter what business they're in, their real business is building leaders. Here's how the champs do it. (more)
Ken Chenault talks about leadership development at American Express. (more)
The list of the top 20 global companies, with regional rankings from North America to Asia, insights into leadership training from the best firms, and more. (more)
Like many great inventions, management practices have a shelf life. In his new book, Gary Hamel explains how to jettison the weak ones and embrace the ones that work. (more)
LUXURY SPECIAL REPORT
The fast lane Fall fashion takes on a whole new meaning with outrageously cool custom cars, seriously stylish auto-inspired gear, and much more. By Sue Zesiger Callaway (more)
FEATURES
MySpace strikes back Facebook, Shmacebook. Rupert Murdoch's social-network play is still the country's most trafficked website. And it's only getting stronger. (more)
Macquarie Bank has made infrastructure funds a smoking-hot investment class. But the way it finances its deals has shortsellers circling.  (more)
As the Dick Parsons era draws to a close, Jeff Bewkes is preparing to take over as CEO. He faces restive shareholders, a flat stock price, and the challenge of figuring out whether a media colossus makes sense. (more)
Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan speaks to Fortune about market mayhem, housing prices, and his new critics (more)
The U.S. trade rep has channeled a personal tragedy into a nonstop crusade to keep globalization alive. (more)
The Digital Age has upended the music business. But old rockers have brought millions back into concert halls. A Fortune picture portfolio. By Katie Benner (more)
FIRST
The new land grab Private equity firms and hedge funds are snapping up cheap land in markets where real estate has gone from boom to bust. By Katie Benner (more)
A sequel to Oliver Stone's classic tale of 1980s excess is in the works. So, what's up with Gordon Gekko?  (more)
The soda and snacks giant is putting its market research onstage. (more)
DISPATCHES
You got served She's blunt. She's flashy. And customer-service chief Sue Nokes is T-Mobile's secret weapon in a cutthroat industry. (more)
India's pizza wars Two American fast-food giants, Pizza Hut and Domino's, are duking it out for bigger slices of a hot market. (more)
COLUMNS
Teamwork Meet the new steel: The ArcelorMittal team responsible for an advanced high-strength steel for the auto industry. Photographs by David Yellen (more)
Sorry, folks, Blackstone Group isn't gaming the tax system.  (more)
Trust our open markets. (more)
The first of a three-part series on the nature of power. (more)
INVESTING
Cash in on the rebuilding boom Congress and state and local governments are allocating billions of dollars to beef up bridges, roads, utility lines, and other aging infrastructure in coming years. We found four companies poised to benefit. By Katie Benner (more)
Dodging the mortgage bullet Franklin Templeton's Chuck Lahr saw the signs of trouble brewing in the mortgage market and moved a lot of his fund's money overseas. Here are three stocks he likes now. (more)
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