Table of Contents:VOL. 164, NO. 6 - October 17, 2011
Cover story
The many lives of Susan Lyne
The chairman of Gilt Groupe has had many careers, none of them ordinary. By Jennifer Reingold
The 50 Most Powerful Women
Boardroom battles and power plays shaped the U.S. list. By Beth Kowitt and Rupali Arora
How a star CEO keeps her bank growing
India's Chanda Kochhar has guided ICICI by embracing caution at the right time. By Shawn Tully
Doing it for themselves
Meet 11 women who are on a quest to create the next great company. By Colleen Leahey
Features
Collins on chaos
How do some companies rise to greatness in a time of upheaval and economic turmoil (hello, 2011)? Management guru Jim Collins shares the answers. A Fortune book excerpt.
Peter Buffett rocks Beijing
In China, where his famous father is worshipped, Peter Buffett has himself become a star by writing a book with a radical message: Money isn't everything. By Bill Powell
The business of cooling the planet
Climate scientists and their billionaire backers, like Bill Gates, are trying to turn down the global thermostat - and make money doing it. By Marc Gunther
First
By the numbers
The 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. By Alex Konrad
The chartist
Beating the coming water shortage. By Tara Moore
The briefing
Cellphone snatch and the origins of the Lacoste crocodile, and more.
Executive Dream Team
Even all-stars need a great board of directors. By Geoff Colvin
Brainstorm Green
What's behind the solar scandal? By Paul Keegan
100 Best Companies to Work For Chesapeake
Energy's dizzying array of perks. By Christopher Tkaczyk
Road warrior
Ryan Blair of Visalus Sciences. By Scott Gumm
Education
Teaching teachers how to teach. By David A. Kaplan
Politics
Former President Bill Clinton on the economy. Interview by Andy Serwer
Career
The way we work
How to make a smart lateral move. By Jena McGregor
Coaching
Jessica Herrin on building full-time motivation for part-time employees. Interview by Beth Kowitt
Tech
The future is now
If you think 3-D movies are cool, wait until you see your first hologram table. By JP Mangalindan
China's new e-commerce star
Imagine if Amazon delivered the same day. Qiangdong Liu's 360buy does. By Bill Powell
Tech@work
Can note-taking software Evernote make you smarter? By JP Mangalindan
Tech Star
AKQA's Tom Bedecarre - Silicon Valley's favorite adman. By Jessi Hempel
Mobility@work
For Edmunds.com and its president, Avi Steinlauf, the Apple iPad is transforming the workplace. By Alex Konrad
Invest
Wall Street interview
Stephanie Pomboy of research firm MacroMavens is down on U.S. stocks but bullish on China, gold miners, and oil. By Mina Kimes
Anatomy of a trade
Stocking up on Target. By Scott Medintz
Wealth adviser
How to profit from market volatility. By Janice Revell
Opinion
To fix the economy, first fix the housing market.
By John Cassidy
The U.S. jobs crisis is urgent, but there's no speedy cure for what ails us.
By Becky Quick
Bing
Leadership
Harry Brekelmans of Shell oil
Imagining the future Interview by Geoff Colvin
Fortune 500 series
American Idol: Accounting edition
PricewaterhouseCoopers wanted to spur big ideas among its 32,000 U.S. employees, so it tried a TV-style innovation contest. By Alison Overholt