50 People Who Matter Now

by | Aug 14, 2006 | Observations

The July issue of Business 2.0 had a really good article, “The 50 People Who Matter Now” that I think everyone should read.

Interesting mix of personalities – from politicians to business “name” to entertainers. Here are a few of my favorites:

·         Ben Bernanke – chairman, Federal Reserve Board. Stepping into Alan Greenspan’s shoes can’t be an easy task.

·         Bill Gates – what’s most interesting about his entry in the aricle is that it lists him (accurately) as “Benefactor of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.” He’s already started the transition process … let’s see how high profile he continues to be this time next year.

·         Steve Jobs of Apple – I guess any list with Bill Gates wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Steve Jobs. Business 2.0 calls him, “Easily the greatest marketer since P.T. Barnum.”

·         Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström – co-founders of Skype. With the recent news about security issues surrounding VoIP, the future of this still-new technology to most of us should be even more in the news this coming year.

Who are your favorites? Business 2.0 already received some reader feedback. One person, for example, indicated the absence of Thomas Friedman on the list, while another thought Comcast CEO Brian Roberts should have been included.

Let me know what you think and I’ll post your suggestions.

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