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Clifton Leaf

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Accenture CEO Julie Sweet on the global economy today and the impact of coronavirus

At age 42, Julie Sweet jumped from an elite New York City law firm to Accenture. Now, a decade later, she’s running the place—and it’s a vastly different company than the one she joined. → Read More

Why we launched a paywall

Fortune has more to offer than ever, and we think our investment is worth your investment. → Read More

How do we transform American health care? By asking the right questions

Investing in health care is critical. But it's critical to focus on the right issues—a key goal of Fortune's upcoming Brainstorm Health conference. → Read More

What we aren't doing to stop another pandemic like the coronavirus

We know some essential information about how pathogens like coronavirus spread. The president's budgetary priorities don't reflect that knowledge. → Read More

Modern cities: How technology and income inequality are reshaping them

San Francisco and Shenzhen show how technological and economic challenges are reshaping the world’s cities, and changing the way we do business. → Read More

The case for a national primary

It’s time to scrap the way we pick our nominees for president. There’s a much better way. → Read More

Want to stop an outbreak in its tracks? Start with trust

You can't control infectious diseases without a serious dose of institutional trust, according to experts at the 2020 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. → Read More

The big ambitions behind Fortune's 90th anniversary redesign

A new look, a new website, and a host of other changes are all part of our mission to make business better. → Read More

Waymo CEO Says the Driverless Car "Moonshot" Is Over

The reality of autonomous vehicles is already here → Read More

Our 5th Annual Brainstorm Health Conference

This is the web version of Brainstorm Health Daily, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top health care news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Good afternoon, Brainstorm Health Daily readers. I’ve grabbed the reins back from Sy today to share some exciting news about our upcoming FORTUNE BRAINSTORM HEALTH conference on April […] → Read More

The Corporate Glass Ceiling Remains, But 2019 Has Seen Some Epic Cracks

Fortune's 2019 list of the Most Powerful Women in Business proves it. In retail, technology, and health care, women have continued to crash into corner suites. → Read More

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