It's business as usual -- and some $270 billion more in value -- on the anniversary of Tim Cook's promotion.
FORTUNE -- It shouldn't have felt like a surprise, but it did, when the news broke a year ago today that Steve Jobs was stepping down as CEO of Apple. He was becoming chairman of the board, a previously unfilled position, Apple announced. Jobs would remain involved with the company, a MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Aug 24, 2012 7:53 AM ET
Not likely. Through boom and bust alike, Stanford University has nurtured some of the most disruptive innovations in business and technology. President John Hennessy told Fortune why -- and how.
FORTUNE -- When John Hennessy became the tenth president of Stanford University in 2000, Silicon Valley was at the height of the dot-com bubble. More than a decade later, the Internet has matured and a new crop of companies built on MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jun 20, 2012 11:40 AM ET
CEO Jeff Weiner discussed the volatility of the stock's first year, as well as the company's plans for future growth.
FORTUNE -- On May 19, 2011, LinkedIn (LNKD) went public. The online professional network's stock soared to more than double its offering price on its opening day, and then teetered up and down in the months to come. A little over a year later, on May 25, CEO Jeff Weiner discussed MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jun 18, 2012 10:25 AM ET
Steve Jobs' successor is making his mark and trying to keep the Apple magic going.
FORTUNE -- In February of this year, a group of investors visited Apple as part of a "bus tour" led by a research analyst for Citibank. The session started with a 45-minute presentation by Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's chief financial officer, and the 15 or so investors who attended the session were treated to Apple's unique brand MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - May 24, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Won over by their logistical know-how and "bias for action," the online retailer is on a military hiring spree.
FORTUNE -- In a world where the typical preparation for becoming a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company is to go to college, sign on to some big corporation's management-training program, and perhaps pick up an MBA, Dennis Clancey stands out. The fresh-faced 29-year-old is an operations manager at an Amazon.com warehouse in MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - May 7, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Hope may be lost on the national stage for the moment. But, in the states, there's plenty of action.
FORTUNE -- If there's one political consensus about climate change, renewable fuels, and alternative energy policy right now, it's that the action isn't in Washington. What's more, don't expect an intelligent debate about energy policy in the presidential campaign. Mitt Romney, while not a climate-change denier, believes the U.S. shouldn't take unilateral MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 18, 2012 1:43 PM ET
Cheap and plentiful natural gas makes it difficult to pursue exotic alternative and renewable energy sources, including wind.
FORTUNE -- If federal tax breaks for wind farms go away, wind-farm operators will stop building them, says Lewis Hay III, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy (NEE), the goofily named holding company for utility operator Florida Power & Light.
"Wind power will go to virtually zero next year," says Hay, if Congress allows MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 17, 2012 6:18 PM ET
Why doesn't Apple pay Chinese contract workers more? Will negative attention hurt Apple's reputation?
FORTUNE -- I had a really interesting conversation Monday with Madeline Brand, host of a program on an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles, KPCC-FM. (You can listen to the interview here.)
She asked me on to her program to discuss the Apple (AAPL) dividend announcement, but as is often the case lately, the conversation quickly turned to Apple's MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Mar 22, 2012 9:25 AM ET
True, Apple will not able to grow over the next 15 years as much as it has grown over the last 15. But CEO Tim Cook has listed several reasons why the tech giant still has plenty of room left to run.
FORTUNE -- Apple doesn't waste time. Its own, or anyone else's. That's what I thought when I disconnected my phone Monday at 6:23 a.m., at the conclusion of the Apple MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Mar 20, 2012 4:00 PM ET
Finally, Apple shares some of its wealth.
FORTUNE -- Mark it down: March 19, 2012, is the day Apple took the extraordinarily normal step of issuing a dividend and initiating a stock buyback program. It is the day Apple overtly began behaving like other companies.
For weeks, I've been wondering if Apple would do something nifty with what it likes to call its "cash-balance" situation. As I noted, Apple rarely does anything MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Mar 19, 2012 10:28 AM ET
|Someone bought a $100,000 Tesla with Bitcoins|
|Economy is improving but why doesn't it feel that way?|
|Where should you put your money now?|
|2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack|
|Five key numbers behind the jobs recovery|