In an exclusive interview with Fortune, 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki fesses up to her failure to get approvals to market her genetic test kits.
FORTUNE -- For the first time since the FDA came down hard on 23andMe for marketing its DNA tests without proper approvals, founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki spoke about "the big challenge," as she called the firestorm, in an exclusive interview with Fortune.
I talked with Anne and MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 4, 2013 8:31 AM ET
The boardroom is the last glass ceiling--where women are not making decent gains. Fortune 500 directors weigh in on what to do about it.
At a time when colleges are graduating significantly more women than men, barely 17% of Fortune 500 company directors are female, and progress has stalled for the past seven years. This doesn't make much sense.
One well-known corporate director stirred the pot last week, playing provocateur as I MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 26, 2013 11:20 AM ET
The audacious entrepreneur rang in his 75th year and talked to Fortune about his extraordinary life and what's ahead.
FORTUNE -- With Jay Leno hosting, more than 600 friends—Al Gore, former U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Tim Wirth, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, and his date, Colorado environmentalist Sally Ranney, among them—helped Ted Turner celebrate his 75th birthday on Saturday night in Atlanta. The guests dined on bison filet—fitting since Turner owns 55,000 of MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 25, 2013 11:01 AM ET
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and six other star powerful women make Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list.
Elon Musk, one of the greatest disruptors in tech since Steve Jobs, is Fortune's 2013 Businessperson of the Year, announced this morning. Musk is the innovator behind three major startups: Tesla Motors (TSLA), SpaceEx and SolarCity (SCTY). An audacious, tenacious triple threat. But another technology exec scores a trifecta that no one else in MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 21, 2013 12:16 PM ET
A Coke exec went homeless for a night to learn how struggling young people live--and left with new perspective on talent and opportunity.
As SVP of the Global Sparkling Brand Center at Coca-Cola (KO), Wendy Clark spends plenty of time studying young people. Understanding how young people live and what they aspire to is key to the success of this rising-star executive who oversees brand strategy and integrated marketing communications, including global MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 18, 2013 11:16 AM ET
Even Warren Buffett wasn't the smartest guy when he started investing. Who taught him to hunt for quality?
When Warren Buffett began investing more than 60 years ago, he tended to buy mediocre businesses at mediocre prices.
Then someone gave the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) CEO the best advice he says he ever got. That is: Pay up for really good businesses like American Express (AXP) and See's Candies.
Buffett's adviser: Charlie Munger, who MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 8, 2013 1:19 PM ET
Mellody Hobson has a slate of corporate board seats that many a star executive would envy: She is a director at Starbucks (SBUX), Estee Lauder (EL), Groupon (GRPN) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA). And while her day job is serving as president of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, Hobson is also non-executive chairman of DreamWorks—as well as one of CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg's most trusted advisors.
How did Hobson get such plum corporate gigs? For MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 6, 2013 10:50 AM ET
The world's greatest investing duo talk about how they've helped each other exceed at investing--and life.
Warren Buffett and his lifelong investing partner Charlie Munger are rarely interviewed together except in front of 30,000-plus shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) annual meeting in Omaha each spring.
So, my recent sit-down with the two investing legends was a special event.
The new issue of Fortune features Buffett, 83, and Munger, 89 and other super-successful MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 31, 2013 11:50 AM ET
Besides acquiring 24 startups and reformulating her team at the top, Marissa Mayer has done something else key to doubling Yahoo's stock price. She has fixed a load of little problems to transform the corporate culture.
FORTUNE -- When Marissa Mayer landed at Yahoo (YHOO) as its new CEO 15 months ago, some employees told her, "There are 1,000 things you need to fix."
"It's really overwhelming when people come up and MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 22, 2013 10:33 AM ET
Over the next few weeks, I'll be writing about ideas shared and lessons learned at last week's Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.
First up, tomorrow: Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer, who talked about how she's turning around Yahoo—and so far more than doubled the stock price.
You'll find Fortune's 2013 MPW list and stories from the current issue here, MPW Summit coverage at fortune.com/women and the video playlist of main-stage MPW Summit MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 21, 2013 3:02 PM ET
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