Table of Contents:VOL. 166, NO. 9 - December 03, 2012
Cover story
Businessperson of the Year
Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter
He's a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker. If you're running a business with high margins -- watch out. By Adam Lashinsky
The list: 2012's top people in business
It was a year for comebacks and cool performances for the executives on our list.
Features
Steve Jobs vs. Sam Walton: The tale of the tape
A rare conversation with the writers who got inside the heads of these two extraordinary business leaders. Interview by Andy Serwer
Globalism goes backward
They forgot to tell us globalism has a reverse gear. Now companies and countries need to get ready for the "inside economy." By Joshua Cooper Ramo
They're calling Subarus the best cars money can buy
The latest models are winning the highest marks for quality and safety. Here's how the tiny, quirky, "artisanal" carmaker does it. By Alex Taylor III
Inside Con Ed the night Sandy struck
The story of what happened at New York's biggest electric utility when Hurricane Sandy rendered a powerful city powerless. By stephen gandel
Book excerpt: The wit and wisdom of Warren
While Buffett was growing larger than life, Fortune had a front-row seat. By Carol J. Loomis
Leadership
John Stumpf's winning formula for Wells Fargo. Interview by Geoff Colvin
First
Closer look
Disney buys the crown jewel of nerddom for $4 billion. By Matt Vella
Brainstorm
Keeping back the sea. By Brian Dumaine
Executive Dream Team
The art of the self-managing team. By Geoff Colvin
World's Most Admired Companies
Whole Foods' quality crop. By Anne VanderMey
Fortune Global Forum
Rethinking China's cities. Interview by Brian Dumaine
Second act
Bjorn Rebney: from sports lawyer to fight promoter. By Daniel Roberts
Venture
How I Got Started
Zipcar founder Robin Chase: a new variation on car sharing. Interview by Dinah Eng
Verne Harnish
Five ways to keep employees excited.
David vs. Goliath
There's always room in the marketplace. By Elaine Pofeldt
Fastest-Growing Companies
Coinstar: cashing in on kiosks. By Richard McGill Murphy
Tech
The future Is now
New, gentler tasks for drones. By Rob Walker
Tech star
Twitter's adman delivers. By Jessi Hempel
Tech@work
Supercomputers could soon be saving patients' lives. By Michal Lev-Ram
The Chartist
New Tech City. By Omar Akhtar
Invest
Interview
The return of a star fund manager. By Scott Cendrowski
Financial matters
BlackRock's new bond plan. By Katie Benner
Face-off
Public Storage: Buy or sell? Interviews by Ryan Derousseau
Pursuits
The 2012 gift guide
This year has had its ups and downs. What better reason, then, to give gifts right? By Kate Flaim
Road Warrior
Christine Day of Lululemon. By Alex Konrad
Opinion
Allan Sloan
An open letter to Tim Geithner on how to dodge the next debt crisis.
John Cassidy
The Romney legacy: Fuzzy math doesn't work anymore.
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