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 MORENov 21, 2012 11:26 AM ET
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 MORENov 21, 2012 11:25 AM ET
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 MORENov 19, 2012 5:00 AM ET
For the second year in a row, Fortune readers have chosen Buffett as their Businessperson of the Year.
FORTUNE -- After five rounds of voting, with 32 contenders over the course of one week, the people have spoken, and they have called for the Oracle. The winner of Fortune's Businessperson of the Year, reader's choice edition, is Warren Buffett, for the second year in a row.
Last year, the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Nov 16, 2012 7:54 AM ET
Warren Buffett calls it a "dream business." Cher, Bill Gates, and millions of Californians love it. Now CEO Brad Kinstler is ready to take the quaint candy maker east. Will it work?
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- The plant workers of See's Candies start arriving each day at 4 a.m. In Los Angeles and San Francisco they stand at their stations and drizzle fondant onto maple pecan bonbons or count MOREAug 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
For a feature about See's Candies, our reporter had the opportunity to sit down with business legends Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger in a single two-day period -- he won't soon forget it.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- In response to a formal email about setting up a sit-down interview with Charlie Munger, his assistant simply wrote: "Charlie says to come over tomorrow at 8:30."
It wasn't what I had expected. MOREAug 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
People whose brains have been picked to death often wind up feeling like they are just being used. As a result, many are now charging for lunch dates. By Ji Hyun LeeJun 26, 2012 10:51 AM ET
Finalists at Rice University's Business Plan Competition were given 60 seconds to pitch their business to an imaginary Buffett on Thursday. Out of the 43 pitches we heard, here are Fortune's favorites.
By Anne VanderMey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Hundreds of students, business leaders, and investors crammed into the Shell Auditorium at Rice University on Thursday evening to watch the Rice Business Plan Competition elevator pitch contest, arguably the most dramatic event at the MOREApr 13, 2012 5:08 PM ET
Bezos may be on fire, but the Oracle wins in the end. By Shelley DuBoisNov 17, 2011 12:22 PM ET
America's infrastructure is sorely lacking. Matt Rose, CEO of Burlington Northern Railroad, offers solutions.
By Nina Easton, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Amid all the bitter wrangling between big business and the White House, there is one point of agreement: the need to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, and rails. The U.S. has fallen from eight to 16 on the World Economic Forum's infrastructure rating; one bipartisan report cites a $200 billion annual shortfall just MORENov 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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