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Table of Contents:VOL. 159, NO. 2 - February 02, 2009
Zappos knows how to kick it
Zappos knows how to kick it
The quirky retailer has a reputation for flat-out fun. But when it cut 8% of its staff, Zappos became a model of how to nurture employees in good times and bad. By Jeffrey M. O'Brien  
Love your job? Then save it!
If you love what you do, now's the time to fight for it. Follow these do's and don'ts to raise the odds that your job stays, well, yours. By Jia Lynn Yang  
The 2009 list
More than 81,000 employees picked this year's winners. By Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz  
Jim Collins: How great companies turn crisis into opportunity
In troubled times a business needs enduring values, the best talent, and an ability to see past the chaos in front of it. Interview by Jennifer Reingold  
Madoff does Minneapolis
Madoff does Minneapolis
Far from Manhattan and Palm Beach, heartland families lost hundreds of millions of dollars. How the scandal stunned a community that doesn't even like to talk about money. By Dave Kansas  
Russia's king of crude
Lukoil, the country's largest independent company, has become the face of Russian business abroad. But can it become the next Exxon? By Barney Gimbel  
Steve's leave: What does it mean?
Apple CEO Steve Jobs says he's temporarily stepping away for medical reasons. The move raises questions about the future of Apple - and how the company has disclosed Jobs' health woes. By Adam Lashinsky  
Motor City blues
With auto sales in their worst slump in a quarter-century, the mood is dismal in Detroit's Hamtramck neighborhood. By Alex Taylor III with Lawrence Delevingne  
Discounters lose their edge
Department stores venture into off-price territory. By Suzanne Kapner  
Book Value
A new Mattel-all reveals the skeletons in Barbie's closet. By Jia Lynn Yang  
Recession creep
The spread of the economic downturn, state by state.  
The Deal
Pimco's little secret. By Allan Sloan  
Madoff's fly-fishing connection
A venerable reelmaker could become collateral damage. By Telis Demos  
Are CEOs enticing or alienating as pitchmen? By Suzanne Kapner  
How I got started
Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings tells Fortune how he got the idea for the DVD-by-mail service. Interviewed by Alyssa Abkowitz  
Value driven
Why we should help the rich. By Geoff Colvin  
Meet Citigroup's new "boss"
By Katie Benner  
Under Armour reboots
Under Armour reboots
The sports apparel maker is sprinting into footwear - and trying to take on Nike - with the help of software and science. By Stephanie N. Mehta  
A Palm comeback?
Despite a cool new phone, Palm faces big challenges ahead. By Michael V. Copeland  
Plastic power
A startup has a new solar technology so light and malleable that it could charge your laptop -- or light up a skyscraper. By Barney Gimbel  
Under the radar
Yes, you can dodge Google: and others help people hide from search engines. By Jessi Hempel  
He saw it coming
He saw it coming
Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff became a star by predicting last year's meltdown. His forecast for 2009 is scary. By Brian O'Keefe  
Update: Tom's Terrific
Tom Forester's $62 million Forester Value fund is the lone U.S. stock fund to end the year in the black. By Eugenia Levenson  
Europe businessman of the year
Europe businessman of the year
While the rest of the industry swooned, Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking outsmarted the hedge funds and bought VW. By Peter Gumbel  
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