- Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of the mega bank JPMorgan Chase
- Larry Page, Google’s old-new CEO altering the search giant’s trajectory
- Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO changing the way we consume moving pictures
- Mark Zuckerberg, the world’s youngest familiar and Techland mainstay
What does the list say about the state of business in America?
It’s intellectually dangerous to comment on a list that you were in part a part of picking. But since I was an extremely small part of selecting the list, I think I am on fair ground to make an observation about what it says about the state of business in America, and what is now driving our mind economy if not the actual thing yet. A large part of that shift in influence has to be the financial crisis. This year’s list of business people has four from the tech field. And just one Wall Street/money type. Back in 2007 , we had four Wall Street-type people – including a banker (Ken Lewis), a hedge funder (Steve Cohen), a venture capitalist (Michael Moritz) and a financier (Stephen Schwarzman) – and one tech-type (Steve Jobs). Indra Nooyi from Pepsi was also on the list.
So it is interesting to see where influence has shifted. To tech, and not old tech either. Google, Facebook, Netflix. It says something that we think Arianna Huffington is more influential than Rupert Murdoch. And right now that makes sense to me.
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