Table of Contents:VOL. 159, NO. 2 - February 02, 2009
100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Zappos knows how to kick it
The quirky retailer has a reputation for flat-out fun. But when it cut 8% of its staff, Zappos became a model of how to nurture employees
in good times and bad. By Jeffrey M. O'Brien
Love your job? Then save it!
If you love what you do, now's the time to fight for it. Follow these do's and don'ts to raise the odds that your job stays, well, yours.
By Jia Lynn Yang
The 2009 list
More than 81,000 employees picked this year's winners. By Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz
Jim Collins: How great companies turn crisis into opportunity
In troubled times a business needs enduring values, the best talent, and an ability to see past the chaos in front of it. Interview by
Madoff does Minneapolis
Far from Manhattan and Palm Beach, heartland families lost hundreds of millions of dollars. How the scandal stunned a community that
doesn't even like to talk about money. By Dave Kansas
Russia's king of crude
Lukoil, the country's largest independent company, has become the face of Russian business abroad. But can it become the next Exxon?
By Barney Gimbel
Steve's leave: What does it mean?
Apple CEO Steve Jobs says he's temporarily stepping away for medical reasons. The move raises questions about the future of Apple - and
how the company has disclosed Jobs' health woes. By Adam Lashinsky
Motor City blues
With auto sales in their worst slump in a quarter-century, the mood is dismal in Detroit's Hamtramck neighborhood. By Alex Taylor III
with Lawrence Delevingne
Discounters lose their edge
Department stores venture into off-price territory. By Suzanne Kapner
A new Mattel-all reveals the skeletons in Barbie's closet. By Jia Lynn Yang
The spread of the economic downturn, state by state.
Pimco's little secret. By Allan Sloan
Madoff's fly-fishing connection
A venerable reelmaker could become collateral damage. By Telis Demos
Are CEOs enticing or alienating as pitchmen? By Suzanne Kapner
How I got started
Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings tells Fortune how he got the idea for the DVD-by-mail service. Interviewed by Alyssa
Why we should help the rich. By Geoff Colvin
Meet Citigroup's new "boss"
By Katie Benner
Under Armour reboots
The sports apparel maker is sprinting into footwear - and trying to take on Nike - with the help of software and science. By Stephanie
A Palm comeback?
Despite a cool new phone, Palm faces big challenges ahead. By Michael V. Copeland
A startup has a new solar technology so light and malleable that it could charge your laptop -- or light up a skyscraper. By Barney
Under the radar
Yes, you can dodge Google: Drop.io and others help people hide from search engines. By Jessi Hempel
INVESTING IN A CRISIS
He saw it coming
Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff became a star by predicting last year's meltdown. His forecast for 2009 is scary. By Brian
Update: Tom's Terrific
Tom Forester's $62 million Forester Value fund is the lone U.S. stock fund to end the year in the black. By Eugenia Levenson
Europe businessman of the year
While the rest of the industry swooned, Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking outsmarted the hedge funds and bought VW. By Peter Gumbel
As the virtual currency goes mainstream, many of the reasons why investors embrace bitcoin could go away |more|