Table of Contents:VOL. 166, NO. 5 - September 24, 2012
Stop beating up the rich Instead of taking them down, shouldn't we figure out how to lift everyone up? By Nina Easton
100 Fastest-Growing Companies
How Jeffery Boyd took Priceline from dot-bomb to highflier Since becoming CEO in 2002, Boyd has turned this former poster child of the dotcom bust into one of the great e-commerce success stories. The online travel agency is No. 14 on our list. By Jon Birger
The 2012 List The economy is far from firing on all cylinders today. But even in stagnant times some companies thrive.
Leader of the Crimson Tide Alabama's Nick Saban is the best coach in college football - and arguably the best on the planet. Here's how he makes the Tide roll. By Brian O'Keefe
What data says about us What are we learning from the vast ocean of data? Truths about our measured world and our measured selves. Excerpted from The Human Face of Big Data. Created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt.
New energy: Heavy hitters make an electric car Coda boasts a team of bigtime backers but is losing money and on its third CEO. Is there hope? By Brian Dumaine
Leadership: An insurer's high-tech reboot A management shakeup won't stop WellPoint EVP Lori Beer from yanking the company into the Digital Era. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Fortune Global Forum: Facebook's China Problem CEO Mark Zuckerberg would like to reach the country's 513 million Internet users. Too bad local entrepreneurs have beaten him to it. By Jessi Hempel
Closer look Turfing U.S.A.: Growing, harvesting, and installing sod. By Paul Kvinta
Insurance The policy includes a firefighter. By Jennifer Alsever
World Mexico's Televisa vs. the people. By Nathaniel Parish Flannery
Game changers A Russian buys a U.S. car-battery maker. By Caitlin Keating
Executive dream team Going to the mattresses at Sealy. By Daniel Roberts
Brainstorm The greening of the football stadium. By Brian Dumaine
How we got started The creators of Lucky Brand jeans. Interview by Dinah Eng
David vs. Goliath Some new ways to sell some old ideas. By Elaine Pofeldt
The way we work Hiring: Why reference checks fail, and how they can be fixed. By Vickie Elmer
Second act Celebrity personal trainer Jake Steinfeld co-founds a professional lacrosse league. By Daniel Roberts
Your next job Electronic medical records professional. By Alex Konrad
Mobility@work Can the new Lumia 920 smartphone save Nokia? By Michal Lev-Ram
Tech stars Mobile-device expert Dave Morin explains it all. By JP Mangalindan
Software Money management, Silicon Valley style. By Adam Lashinsky
Interview Even in ugly markets like Europe and Japan, Barnaby Wiener sees stocks that he thinks can deliver. By Mina Kimes
Geoff Colvin The economy is scary, but smart companies can still dominate.
Erin Burnett Europe: Is it time to break up this marriage?