Tap Dancing to Work

  • The 25 most powerful people in business

    This story is from the August 11, 2003 issue of Fortune. It is the full text of an article excerpted in Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, a Fortune Magazine book, collected and expanded by Carol Loomis.

    FORTUNE -- The golf course has been the stage for some truly high-powered moments in business. Andrew Carnegie was on the links in 1901 when he was persuaded to sell his MORE

    Nov 21, 2012 11:28 AM ET
  • What Obama means for business

    He slammed big companies and free trade in the primaries, but Barack Obama insists he just wants to show corporate America some tough love. We go behind the scenes to see how he plans to make the U.S. a land of opportunity once again.

    By Nina Easton

    This story is from the July 2, 2008 issue of Fortune. It is the full text of an article excerpted in Tap Dancing to Work: MORE

    Nov 21, 2012 11:27 AM ET
  • How Obama manages

    He runs a tight ship, based on a few simple rules.

    By Jia Lynn Yang

    This is a sidebar that ran with What Obama Means for Business in the July 2, 2008 issue of Fortune.

    FORTUNE -- No drama. When Barack Obama was selecting his closest advisors, he told each person he wanted zero drama -- meaning no back­stabbing, damaging media leaks, or anything that would detract from the campaign. To do that, he picked a MORE

    Nov 21, 2012 11:26 AM ET
  • Riders on the storm

    Wells Fargo avoided the reckless tactics of other banks and quietly built a powerhouse in the West. Now its takeover of Wachovia makes it a national force, but how much toxic waste is aboard the stagecoach?

    By Adam Lashinsky

    This story is from the May 4, 2009 issue of Fortune. It is the full text of an article excerpted in Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, a Fortune MORE

    Nov 21, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • The wit and wisdom of Warren Buffett

    While Warren Buffett was growing larger than life, Fortune had a front-row seat.

    By Carol J. Loomis

    FORTUNE -- Fortune met Warren Buffett by accident in 1966. I was writing an investing article about another man, Alfred Winslow Jones, who wasn't famous at that moment, but was about to be because of the article. Jones was running something called a hedge fund, and Fortune's description of what that was and how MORE

    Nov 19, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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