Table of Contents:VOL. 165, NO. 6 - April 30, 2012
Cover story
Brainstorm 2012: Energy
Exxon's big bet on shale gas
America's most profitable company now produces as much natural gas as it does oil. CEO Rex Tillerson thinks the fracking party has just begun. By Brian O'Keefe
America's new job machine is heating up
Deep-sea drilling and fracking are helping to unearth abundant supplies of oil and gas. The coming energy renaissance could be just the elixir the U.S. economy needs. By Richard Martin
Will gas crowd out wind and solar?
Energy expert Daniel Yergin talks about the impact fracking will have on renewables. Interview by Brian Dumaine
Features
They showed him the money
But NFL superagent Leigh Steinberg - said by some (especially himself) to be the real-life Jerry Maguire - lost it all. These days, two years sober and emerging from bankruptcy, he's trying to get back in the game. By Daniel Roberts and Pablo S. Torre
Avon: The rise and fall of a beauty icon
CEO Andrea Jung was the toast of the business world, with seats on the boards of Apple and GE. But at Avon she made bad bets and missed opportunities. Now she's been replaced, and the 126-year-old company is in play. By Beth Kowitt
First
By the numbers
Panama's Big Dig: a $5.25 billion expansion of the canal. By Doris Burke
The Briefing
Baseball's new price tag, Greyhound roars back, and more.
Closer look
The vanishing JD. By David A. Kaplan
The best advice I ever got
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Interview by Ellen Florian
Road warrior
Travel tips from DJ Irie, the Miami Heat's music player. By Scott Gummer
Venture
How I got started
Serial entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems. Interview by Dinah Eng
Verne Harnish
Winning business from the Fortune 500 is a great way to put your company on the map.
Tech
The future is now
Bottles to bridges. By Erik Rhey
Tech star
Martin Casado is trying to reinvent routing. By Richard Nieva
Mobility@work
Google romances the app developers. By Alex Konrad
Invest
Wall Street interview
How Guggenheim Partners' Scott Minerd plans to deal with the coming bear market in bonds. By Amy Feldman
IPO watch
Facebook's stock by the numbers. By Scott Cendrowski
Game Changers
Rehab roll-up
Is the treatment of addiction scalable? CRC Health Group - and owner Bain Capital - sure hopes so. By Duff McDonald
Leadership
"Can I help you?"
American Express customer service czar Jim Bush on changing the way that cardholders are treated. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Opinion
Allan Sloan
I'm not buying bonds anytime soon - nor should you. Here's why.
John Cassidy
The jobs numbers and the real threat to Obama.
Sheila Bair
Watch out! Is the Fed pushing us into another bubble?
Jack and Suzy Welch
Goldman, Wall Street, and the culture-killing lesson being ignored.
Nina Easton
The pay gap is vexing, but don't blame the rich: a defense of the 1%.
Geoff Colvin
We're having the wrong debate about rising health care costs.
Bing!