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Clifton Leaf

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Trump Lost the C-Suite in 2018

With a promising start to his tenure in the Oval Office, Trump made corporate tax cuts that delighted many in the business community. But now, with constant trade wars and anti-immigration policies, the bad outweighs the good for executives. → Read More

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson Has Died. The Lessons He Left Behind Are Worth Remembering

One of America’s most influential and transformative health care CEOs passed away Sunday. His impact will no doubt last for years. → Read More

Balancing Tomorrow's Opportunity and Today's Capacity

Fortune's November issue looks at Dyson, Spotify, and dozens of other companies weighing their current focus against long-term vision. → Read More

Review: Is Marc Benioff's Book of Business Lessons Worth the Read?

The Salesforce CEO and billionaire social warrior offers a powerful guide for making business better. → Read More

Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff: What Business School Never Taught Me

In an interview with Fortune, the billionaire tech mogul shares the surprising secret of his success. → 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

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

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