Table of Contents:VOL. 160, NO. 1 - July 06, 2009
Gates on Gates
The father-and-son duo talk about what it was like growing up Gates as they reflect on the advice that's influenced their work and their
relationship. Interview by Andy Serwer
More best advice
Influential leaders from sports (Tiger Woods) to banking (Lloyd Blankfein) to tech (Eric Schmidt) share with us the wise words that
changed their careers and lives forever.
Derivatives: The risk that still won't go away
Washington wants to step up regulation of these instruments, but new rules may not be enough to tame them. By Carol J.
Marriott gets a wake-up call
Shaken by the plunge in travel, the hotel giant presses ahead with a total makeover. A Fortune 500 series feature. By Marc
Sony - Lost in transformation
Sir Howard Stringer has been pushing for years to revive the Japanese company. Will a new team help him realize his digital dream? By
Triumphant just a few years ago, the ethanol industry now finds itself embattled. Environmentalists have turned against it, and it's
being blamed for higher food prices. Enter Wesley Clark to rally the troops. By Jon Birger
How the bailout bashed the banks
They were rescued from a crisis of their own making, but the political thrashing left bad blood between business and government. An
inside look at the trouble with TARP. By Nina Easton
Toyota's new man at the wheel
President Akio Toyoda outlines his vision for the company's future in his first interview with an American publication in his new role.
By Alex Taylor III
Music for the masses
Think the music biz is dead? Tell that to the sea of fans who attended this year's Bonnaroo festival. By Jeffrey M.
Anchor weighs in
A book on the financial crisis by CNBC's David Faber. By Jia Lynn Yang
Hamptons house of pain
For sale: the estate of alleged swindler James Nicholson. By Alyssa Abkowitz
Just shoot us now
"Green shoots" inspires tedious copycat terms. By Mina Kimes
Wall Street is whining about government intervention. Uh ... whose fault is that? By Allan Sloan
Agents play a new role
Why talent agencies now handle finance, consulting, and more. By Richard Siklos
The Obama administration wants to whack companies with stiff new taxes, but the real victims are already suffering enough. By Geoff
What's next for Qualcomm?
The company rakes in cash every time someone builds a wireless device. No wonder CEO Paul Jacobs wants to put a phone in every
conceivable gadget. By Jessi Hempel
China's new frontier
Chinese telecom-gear makers Huawei and ZTE have already conquered Africa and Asia. Now they are getting a foothold in Latin America.
By Carolyn Whelan
Life at the Top
The great escape
You can't run away from your problems, but you can sail away from them. Whether you buy or bareboat for a day, summer on the high seas is
closer than you imagine. By Sue Z. Callaway
The tech world's preeminent boat builder is seeing steady demand for its custom yachts. By David A. Kaplan
Baseball's fame game. By Daniel Okrent
Investing in a crisis
Here come the vultures
Real estate investment trusts are raising cash to take advantage of bargain prices on distressed commercial properties and mortgages.
By Michael V. Copeland
So far, so good for our top stocks for 2009. By Jon Birger
As the virtual currency goes mainstream, many of the reasons why investors embrace bitcoin could go away |more|