Table of Contents:VOL. 165, NO. 3 - February 27, 2012
Cover story
How It Works
An inside look at Toyota, Nike, and SV Angel
A special package of stories on the inner workings of three companies. By Geoff Colvin
Toyota's comeback kid
Akio Toyoda, grandson of the founder, has the carmaker back on track after a spell of bad luck and breakdowns. By Alex Taylor III
Nike's new marketing mojo
How the legendary brand blew up its single-slogan approach and drafted a new playbook for the digital era. By Scott Cendrowski
The Silicon Valley startup's best friend
Prolific angel investor Ron Conway has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway. By Miguel Helft
Features
Why stocks beat gold and bonds
In an adaptation from his upcoming shareholder letter, the Oracle of Omaha explains why equities almost always beat the alternatives over time. By Warren Buffett
First
By the numbers
Winter tomatoes -- from Maine! The promise of hydroponic farms. By Anne VanderMey
The briefing
The states with the fattest reserves, Army chic for the urban warrior, tweeting about the Muppets, and more.
Closer look
A new Rx for health from Dr. David Agus. By Brian Dumaine
Brainstorm
China's Mr. Solar discusses the future of the solar power industry. Interview by Brian Dumaine
The best advice I ever got
TV 's Dr. Oz on leadership. Interview By Ellen Florian
Venture
How I got started
Forrest Lucas on how he built an oil empire. Interview by Dinah Eng
Verne Harnish
Looking for a way out of middle-management hell? Five tips for starting your own business.
David vs. Goliath
How three small businesses are taking on the big guys. By Elaine Pofeldt
Tech
Mobility@work
Intel's (latest) mobile comeback. By Michal Lev-Ram
A Facebook IPO reality check
The social media juggernaut's financial filing reveals some uncomfortable truths about Silicon Valley and Wall Street. By Allan Sloan
Invest
A hedge fund's Canadian land play
Superstar investor Seth Klarman's controversial plan to develop a quarry in Ontario could pay off bigtime. By Scott Cendrowski
Opinion
Allan Sloan
Wall Street wants to keep its bargain tax rates. Here's why they should go.
Nina Easton
The Harvard Business School's new plan for U.S. competitiveness.
Dan Primack
Mitt Romney should act more like a private equity investor.
Becky Quick
It drives me crazy! A short screed on the stupidity of car salesmen.
Bing!