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Clifton Leaf

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Past articles by Clifton:

How the World’s Biggest Companies Fight to Stay Ahead

Fortune's August 2019 Global 500 issue explores the battle for corporate dominance from land to sea to cloud. → Read More

Horror Flicks Are Having a Moment, But Here’s When Other Movie Genres Peaked

Westerns had their heyday in the 1920s. Find out which eras animated movies, biographies, film noir, and more dominated. → Read More

For the Truth About Tech Valuations and VR, Follow the Money

Throughout Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech issue this July, our reporters shatter common assumptions about technology trends. → Read More

For the Truth About Tech Valuations and VR, Follow the Money

Throughout Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech issue this July, our reporters shatter common assumptions about technology trends. → Read More

What the Fortune 500 Would Look Like as a Microbiome

The seemingly richest sector of the Fortune 500 doesn’t bring in the most money. → Read More

What the Fortune 500 Would Look Like as a Microbiome

Biologists tend to see the world in “omes”—genomes that capture our internal universes of genes, microbiomes that reveal the synergistic flora in our guts, and more. With that sense of ecosystems in mind, here is America’s “corporatome.” The $13.7 trillion in revenue produced by the Fortune 500 equals two-thirds of U.S. GDP. And within this […] → Read More

Why Great Leaders Listen: World's Greatest Leaders List 2019

Our 2019 list features 50 role models for optimism and bravery—including our top picks, Bill and Melinda Gates. → Read More

How Bill and Melinda Gates Are Transforming Life for Billions in the 21st Century

The staff of Fortune recently assembled our 2019 list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. This story is part of that coverage. It was March 2018, and once more Bill Gates found himself behind a podium. In the previous few months, he had given one keynote address after another—in San Francisco, he’d urged drugmakers to […] → Read More

How Bill and Melinda Gates Are Transforming Life for Billions in the 21st Century

The Gates Foundation is transforming the lives of billions of people—but it wouldn’t be the force it has become without the distinctive visions of the couple behind it. → Read More

Why Great Leaders Listen

Our 2019 list features 50 role models for optimism and bravery—including our top picks, Bill and Melinda Gates. → Read More

How Bill and Melinda Gates Are Transforming Life for Billions in the 21st Century

The Gates Foundation wouldn’t be the force it has become without the distinctive visions of the couple behind it. → Read More

How Many People Work for the U.S. Federal Government?

Here’s the breakdown of 2 million employees across the departments of defense, agriculture, and energy, plus the FBI, TSA, IRS, and others. → Read More

How Your Health Records Became a Health Crisis

The government spent massively to digitize our medical records—so why is the result such a massive disappointment? → Read More

Brainstorm Health: Electronic Health Records, AliveCor Mobile ECG, Amarin Fish Oil Drug

This morning, FORTUNE and Kaiser Health News published a report on our months-long investigation into electronic health records (EHRs), which you can read here. The story, by two of the best healthcare journalists in the business—FORTUNE’s Erika Fry and KHN’s Fred Schulte—is nearly 10,000 words, and once you get started, I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to read every last one of them.… → Read More

A Healthcare Story Everyone Should Read

Fortune's Editor in Chief explores some of the ways EHRs have dogged the medical system and promotes the Brainstorm Health conference. → Read More

What Really Scares World Leaders? The Weather!

Each year, the World Economic Forum surveys experts on what keeps them up at night. The answers are surprisingly consistent. → Read More

What’s the Secret to Great Design? Finding the Right Verb. (Really.)

IDEO CEO Tim Brown says designing “things”—without thinking about how we interact with them—sends companies down the wrong path. The results, indeed, can be heartbreaking. → Read More

The Power of a Joint Venture

How a billionaire marijuana entrepreneur and a pioneering Alzheimer’s researcher have relied on unusual partnerships to transform their respective fields. → Read More

Health Care: America’s Underperforming Asset

If a stock performed as poorly as the U.S. health system has, shareholders would revolt. → Read More

Health Care and the War on the Middle Class

Americans are feeling left behind. Health care is just one of the many reasons why. → Read More