The environmental movement generally lacks an appreciation for the imperatives of business.
FORTUNE -- Peter Seligmann, the chairman and CEO of Conservation International, has a solution for our environmental ills: He wishes companies didn't have to report quarterly earnings. It's a familiar refrain for many who lament our society's short-term thinking. In Seligmann's case, he thinks that if big, publicly traded corporations didn't think on a quarterly basis they could do MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 30, 2013 2:03 PM ET
Despite the company's announcement of a dividend increase and stock buyback, the truth is Apple didn't have much to say. And that may be problematic.
FORTUNE -- Here's what Apple told investors about its business Tuesday: Margins, revenues, and profits in the next quarter all will be worse than investors had expected. Here's what Apple didn't address Wednesday: Specific plans for any new product categories or personnel moves, either among its long-serving MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 24, 2013 5:54 AM ET
The former San Francisco mayor and current lieutenant governor of California spoke to Fortune in a wide-ranging interview on technology and the future of government.
FORTUNE -- Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco and current lieutenant governor of California, thinks government technology is stuck in the past. His new book, Citizenville, outlines Newsom's hope for a more open and technologically connected collaboration between the government and the governed. Fortune's MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Mar 21, 2013 3:20 PM ET
Co-founder and CEO Lyndon Rive discusses what makes SolarCity different—and successful with Wall Street.
FORTUNE -- If investors merely went by labels in making buy-sell decisions, SolarCity would have been doomed by its name. Companies involved in solar energy have been toxic on Wall Street of late. The culprit has been cheap solar panels from China that have whacked established manufacturers, like First Solar, and rendered stillborn well funded startups, including MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Mar 4, 2013 6:48 AM ET
David Fischer, Facebook's vice president of business and marketing partnerships, has helped Facebook built its profit engine.
FORTUNE -- At the beginning of 2012, Facebook's mobile ad revenues were literally non-existent. By the end of the year, they generated 23% of Facebook's total advertising revenue. With more users logging onto Facebook from mobile devices than ever before, a new search feature that competes with Google, and increased scrutiny from Wall Street, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 22, 2013 1:55 PM ET
Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz talk to Fortune's Adam Lashinsky about their investing philosophies, role models and business model.
FORTUNE -- When partners at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz are late to a meeting with entrepreneurs, they pay for it – literally. That's one of the rules established by co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, former entrepreneurs themselves, who started the firm in 2009. Partners are fined $10 for every MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 15, 2013 3:06 PM ET
Apple's CEO Tim Cook didn't bring up the company's most talked-about rumors. And that may be very telling.
FORTUNE -- Listening to a Tim Cook interview is like watching an old episode of Seinfeld. Nothing really happens, so the trick is to interpret the nothingness.
For example, Cook said nothing in his appearance Tuesday morning at a Goldman Sachs (GS) conference in San Francisco about whether or not Apple (AAPL) will produce MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 12, 2013 1:48 PM ET
The company is not quite as perfect as everybody thought. But it is at its best when it feels threatened.
FORTUNE -- First, the bad news: Apple's profits aren't growing much. We pretty much know why. The iPad Mini accounts for about half of Apple's iPad sales—and the Mini is a less profitable product than the Maxi. The other strain on Apple's profits is its capital expenditures, a forecasted $10 billion MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 24, 2013 6:55 AM ET
SurveyMonkey's CEO had a front-row seat for Facebook's rocky IPO. He's in no hurry to follow suit.
FORTUNE -- Forgive Dave Goldberg, chief executive of rapidly growing SurveyMonkey, for not being in the slightest rush to take his 13-year-old company public. Let's just say he has lived the downside.
"I took my first company public and worked at Yahoo (YHOO) for seven years, and I saw plenty of decisions made because of what MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 17, 2013 9:00 AM ET
The tech giant has quietly raised capital -- at almost no cost.
FORTUNE -- While online shoppers were gobbling up e-deals on Cyber Monday, Amazon once again demonstrated its appetite for capital. It raised $3 billion in debt at ultra-low interest rates. Spread across three tranches of bonds that mature over 6 ½ years, Amazon will pay an average of 1.6%, which makes the loan nearly cost-free to Amazon, factoring in MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 28, 2012 10:13 AM ET
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