Table of Contents:VOL. 165, NO. 7 - May 21, 2012
Cover story
The Fortune 500
The new Coke
In four years as CEO of the Coca-Cola Co., Muhtar Kent has cranked up profits and trumped Pepsi. Now he's shaking up Coke's culture and remaking the company in his own image. By Patricia Sellers
How HP lost its way
A look at Léo Apotheker's disastrous tenure at Hewlett-Packard reveals a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandal. Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant? By James Bandler with Doris Burke
The fun king
Exclusive: How Disney chief Bob Iger runs the Mouse House. By Jennifer Reingold
The man who got Honeywell's groove back
CEO Dave Cote has led a remarkable turnaround at the industrial giant. By Shawn Tully
The directors
These six boards steer some of America's most high-profile organizations. Photographs by floto+warner Produced by Alix Colow, with reporting by Colleen Leahey
FedEx chief Fred Smith on ... everything
China, the U.S. economy, and why the government shouldn't pay for a liberal arts education. Interview by Brian Dumaine
How Amazon learned to love veterans
Sold on their logistical savvy and "bias for action," the online retailer is on a military hiring spree.By Adam Lashinsky
Charlotte after the bank crisis: "Just fine, and you?"
The city looks beyond its wounded financial institutions. By Ken Otterbourg
First
By the numbers
Lockheed's Space Operations Simulation Center. By Ryan Bradley
Closer look
An investment fund that solves the problem of owning too much startup stock. By Jessi Hempel
The briefing
Big business loves photo sharing, Canada kills the penny (should we?), and more.
The best advice I ever got
DuPont's Ellen Kullman: Water, and it will grow. Interview by Ellen Florian
Road warrior
Arne Sorenson of Marriott. By Scott Gummer
Game changers
Meet the "HBS of China." By Andy Serwer
The chartist
The scoop on containerized shipping.By Anne VanderMey and Nicolas Rapp
Executive dream team
Team players trump all-stars. By Geoff Colvin
Brainstorm
Building a better world: highlights of Fortune's fifth annual Brainstorm Green conference.
Career
The way we work
Want to move up? Get a sponsor. By Jennifer Alsever
Coaching
Former Campbell Soup CEO Doug Conant on how introverts can be leaders. Interview By Caitlin Keating
Second act
Deborah Kenny, founder of Harlem Village Academies. Interview by Anne VanderMey
Venture
Hail to the champions
Behind the scenes at the annual Rice Business Plan Competition. By David A. Kaplan and Anne VanderMey
David vs. Goliath
Meet three small owners who created successful businesses from scratch. By Elaine Pofeldt
Fastest-growing companies
How MercadoLibre rules the Latino Internet. By Richard McGill Murphy
Tech
Tech star
Airbnb: More than a place to crash? The CEO thinks the web startup can be an eBay for the social age. By Jessi Hempel
Tech@work
True Office aims to turn compliance testing into a videogame-like experience. By Alex Konrad
Invest
Wall Street interview
"Perma bull" James Paulsen on why investors shouldn't panic. By Amy Feldman
Anatomy of a trade
Chuck Akre cashes in on MasterCard. By Ryan Derousseau
Wealth adviser
Don't get burned by your market hedge. By Janice Revell
Q&A
Admiral Mike Mullen
After a 43-year military career, the former Joint Chiefs chairman is as outspoken as ever. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Business America
When words collide
At the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, there are no sea urchins. Because with friends like these, who needs anemones? By David Whitford
Opinion
Allan Sloan
Looking for a corporate feel-good story? Say hello to United Technologies.
Dan Primack
Wall Street doesn't know how to value private equity firms.
Geoff Colvin
If Obamacare survives, employers may do it in. Erin Burnett The problem with the Arab world's love affair with English.
Erin Burnett
The problem with the Arab world's love affair with English.
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