Monthly Archives: September 2013
  • Questions for ... James Dyson

    The inventor answers reader questions. Ask more @FortuneMagazine #FortuneQs, on Twitter, or Facebook

    Fortune's Questions For... series allows readers to pick the brains of some of the most exciting minds in business. Our next participant is Shonda Rhimes, creator and showrunner of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Ask more @FortuneMagazine #FortuneQs, on Twitter or Facebook.

    FORTUNE -- Sir James Dyson, the British multi-billionaire and engineer, is no entrepreneurial suck-up. Rather than cater to existing consumer preferences, MORE

    Sep 30, 2013 1:52 PM ET
  • How to escape the networking rut

    Why good leaders keep unlikely company.

    By Sanyin Siang

    FORTUNE -- Having bid summer farewell, conferences and events have become staples in our calendars. Fall is when we meet new people, expand our networks, and reconnect with colleagues and contacts.

    Too often, though, we get stuck in a networking rut. Naturally, we look to connect with people in our industries or similar lines of work to learn and to grow. But great leaders deliberately build MORE

    Sep 30, 2013 11:50 AM ET
  • Is the future of energy in Haiti?

    On the road with NRG CEO David Crane, who is working to revive the hurricane-wracked country -- and using it to develop power ideas for the rest of the world.

    By David Whitford, editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy, has been been in Haiti a lot since the 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 and left 1.5 million homeless, and he never goes alone. In June he MORE

    Sep 30, 2013 5:30 AM ET
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  • Chrysler (Fortune 1935)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. This week we turn to a 1935 article about Chrysler, which earlier this week filed for an initial public offering as it emerges from Chapter11 bankruptcy four years ago. The automaker, founded in 1925 by Walter Chrysler, still has a number of serious challenges ahead as it continues to merge its operations with those of Italian-based Fiat SpA. It's uncertain MORE

    Sep 29, 2013 10:36 AM ET
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  • Appeals judges skeptical of the need to intervene in Chevron's RICO case

    Leaders of the Amazon Defense Front had hoped to derail the oil giant's lawsuit and kick the judge off the case. After this morning's argument, however, neither seems likely.

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    Update: Just after this article appeared, the appeals panel denied the defendants all the relief they sought; the four-sentence order is available here. 

    FORTUNE -- At an oral argument this morning, a federal appeals panel in Manhattan seemed unlikely to derail Chevron's MORE

    Sep 26, 2013 3:28 PM ET
  • Taking Toyota's hydrogen car on the road

    A hydrogen-powered Toyota Highlander travels 300 miles on a tank and takes less than four minutes to fill.

    Sep 26, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Why GM has a close eye on Elon Musk and Tesla

    A previous version of General Motors would not have even paid as much as a glance at tiny Tesla Motors or Elon Musk. Not so today. Here's why.

    Sep 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • It's his economy now -- and yours (Fortune 2005)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. This week we turn to a 2005 Fortune look at the economic issues Ben Bernanke faced as he prepared to take over Alan Greenspan as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman. After news broke this week that Larry Summers has dropped out to be a candidate for the next Fed chair, Janet Yellen has widely been reported to be the frontrunner. Whoever MORE

    Sep 22, 2013 10:11 AM ET
  • VW heading for a profit speed bump?

    Reports that the automaker's executives are worried that profit is falling behind projections have sent VW stock downward.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Has Volkswagen hit a pothole on the road to world domination?

    The question is front and center in Germany, after an authoritative German business magazine reported that the automaker's executives are worried that profit is falling behind projections.

    VW shares fell 4% for the five trading days ending Friday, while MORE

    Sep 20, 2013 4:35 PM ET
  • America's latest financial crisis? It's incredibly personal.

    We have not done nearly enough to give Americans control over their financial destinies. It's time to start educating Americans about personal finance.

    By Jack Markell

    FORTUNE -- Many of today's economic proposals from cities, states, and the White House focus on growing the middle class, and for good reason. But we are not paying enough attention to one of the major barriers to joining the middle class: personal finance know-how.

    Helping people MORE

    Sep 20, 2013 11:54 AM ET
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