Yearly Archives: 2012
  • Embattled Kodak enters the electronic age (Fortune, 1983)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday, Fortune publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. This week, as Eastman Kodak prepares for a possible bankruptcy filing, we look back as the company that Fortune called "the slow, deliberate master of the photographic industry" prepared for the fast-paced digital age.

    The going was tough for Kodak, even then. This story provides a backgrounder on some of its most innovative technology, as well as the MORE

    Jan 8, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Build a better wine cellar

    Start small by carefully selecting bottles under $30 that will appreciate as they age.

    By Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth

    With the New Year upon us, we tend to be a resolute bunch. Many of our resolutions revolve around self-improvement, peace on earth and fitting into old jeans -- those same old unattainable things we like to devote several days of effort to each new year.

    But several days of effort could pay off MORE

    Jan 6, 2012 3:08 PM ET
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  • A leadership book from a real leader

    Our Weekly Read column features Fortune staffers' and contributors' takes on recently published books about the business world and beyond. We've invited the entire Fortune family -- from our writers and editors to our photo editors and designers -- to weigh in on books of their choosing based on their individual tastes or curiosities. This week, senior editor-at-large Geoff Colvin reviews Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen, a hands-on MORE

    Jan 6, 2012 12:56 PM ET
  • Will the Passat propel VW to No. 1?

    With lofty goals to surpass GM and Toyota by 2018, Volkswagen needs to win over skeptical American car buyers. The new Passat is off to a good start.

    By Doron Levin, contributor

    FORTUNE -- American car buyers and the motoring press are giving a warm welcome to Volkswagen's new Passat midsize sedan, the German automaker's latest salvo in a campaign to pass General Motors and Toyota to achieve No. 1 sales status MORE

    Jan 5, 2012 9:11 AM ET
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  • Barry Minkow: All-American con man

    His many lives: entrepreneur, fraud fighter, pastor, movie actor - and serial swindler.

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- In 2009 a writer named Jon Meyers was hired to furnish a screenplay for what soon became the strangest movie project of his life. The film was to star a number of well-known actors -- James Caan, Talia Shire, Mark Hamill, Ving Rhames -- and it would chronicle the life of Barry MORE

    Jan 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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