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Table of Contents:VOL. 158, NO. 10 - November 24, 2008
The genius behind Steve Jobs
The genius behind Steve Jobs
Could operations whiz Tim Cook run the company someday? By Adam Lashinsky 
CEO in chief
CEO in chief
The financial crisis has compelled Barack Obama to get down to business with an all-star team of CEOs and thinkers. By Nina Easton 
"We need to live within our means"
A former presidential candidate offers his advice to Obama. By Mitt Romney 
A goal we can believe in
Our one clear mission: boosting U.S. exports. By Ram Charan with Jia Lynn Yang 
Ospraie in a corner
Why did hedge fund manager Dwight Anderson have to close his main fund this summer? By Telis Demos 
There is no meltdown
An insider's view. By Barton Biggs 
Domestic violence
Corporate America's struggle to confront the issue. By Betsy Morris 
The Colvin Interview
Bank of America mortgage chief Barbara Desoer sits down with Fortune's Geoff Colvin. 
Citizen Nike
The shoe giant was once slammed as a sweatshop operator. Today it takes responsibility to heart. Will it work? A Fortune 500 Series feature. By Eugenia Levenson 
Meet your new leader
How the fallout from the financial crisis could elevate Lifeguard leaders to the top of corporate America (and end the reign of the Lone Rangers). By Jennifer Reingold 
Ten new gurus you should know
The secrets of their success
Malcolm Gladwell on what separates extraordinary achievers from the rest of us. 
Bargain hunting
Has the American consumer become roadkill? By Suzanne Kapner 
The United States of recession
As the outlook worsens for local economies, we check in on your home state. By Beth Kowitt 
The Deal
The numbers for GM's buying Chrysler don't add up. By Allan Sloan 
Private money's balancing problem
A basic math problem is causing a selloff in private equity. By Michael V. Copeland 
The Three-Minute Manager
We're having a bad year. How can I keep employees motivated without giving bonuses? By Mina Kimes 
The bravest woman in oil
Ann Pickard, Shell's chief in Nigeria, knows the true meaning of oil crisis. By Jon Birger 
Bosses ban the word 'layoff'
Lately CEOs have been otudoing one another in coming up with euphemisms. By Yi-Wyn Yen 
BlackBerry battles back
Apple's iPhone is threatening RIM's dominance in smartphones. In response, the Canadian company just launched three new models. By Jessi Hempel 
A house that thinks
Reliant Energy's smart network allows homeowners to track their electricity usage and costs. By Todd Woody 
E-mail is for liars
Why your in-box has more b.s. in it than you knew. By Anne Fisher 
Sony's digital gamble
The Japanese electronics giant recently acquired software maker Gracenote to help integrate its TVs, PS3s, and music into the web. By Devin Leonard 
Time to jump in?
The market is cheaper than it's been in a long time - and that's a key to determining future returns. But the ride from here will not be smooth. By Shawn Tully 
Duck that distribution
Watch out for losing funds bearing big tax bills. By Jon Birger 
Breaking Views
A story of two desert siblings, one with oil, one without. By Una Galani and Edward Hadas 
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