The world of business is changing rapidly.
Artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles promise to change just about everything. Over-the-top viewing, or OTT, is transforming how we entertain ourselves. Direct-to-consumer brands are changing how we shop. There are new ways to go to the doctor, new ways of working, and new ways to invest.
And urgent conversations are being had about purpose, the beneficiaries of these innovations, and what should be done to help those who risk being left behind.
So this spring, we asked our newsroom to identify the 100 people having an outsized influence on business, and to then talk to them about their hopes and fears, successes and failures.
You can read the full list of the 100 people transforming business right here. What follows is a breakdown of the list by industry category, and a list of our interviews with those included on the list.
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming advertising
- The cofounder of Warby Parker and Harry’s reveals how he decides which industry to disrupt next
- Hulu CEO Randy Freer wants to make it easier for customers to switch back and forth between service tiers
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming how we think about capitalism
- Patagonia’s CEO says ‘capitalism needs to evolve’ if we want to save the planet
- The founder of #MeToo explains why her movement isn’t about ‘naming and shaming,’ and how she’s fighting to reclaim its narrative
- A wealthy investor who wants to break up big tech asks: ‘Why in the world would you want a country run by a few self-appointed capitalists?’
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming how the world interacts with technology
- How Tristan Harris went from working at Apple and Google to consulting with heads of state about how to reform Silicon Valley
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming the way the technology industry does business
- The new co-CEO of Salesforce explains how the $US124 billion cloud company’s ‘fourth’ act is using AI to give its customers the ‘Holy Grail’
- The leader of one of Google’s most important cloud businesses explains why it took her 14 years of convincing to join the company
- The CEO of billion-dollar startup Airtable explains why its founders decided on a corporate culture before they even had a product
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming finance
- The president of the New York Stock Exchange explains how the 226-year-old company is merging tech with humans
- BNY Mellon’s head of digital partnerships explains how working to secure crypto isn’t much different from holding gold bars
- The Winklevoss twins explain why bringing regulation to the crypto market isn’t a zero-sum game
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming healthcare
- Meet the little-known Harvard spinoff that’s standing up to Big Pharma and setting its own price tags for new drugs
- A doctor raised more than $US250 million to create a new kind of clinic that charges a monthly fee, and it could be the future of medicine
- ‘People will try to stop you’: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier shared the inside story of how a janitor’s son rose to graduate from Harvard Law and lead the $US210 billion US pharma giant Merck
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming investing
- JPMorgan quant mastermind Marko Kolanovic can move markets with a single report. He gave us a peek inside how he analyses data and makes his big calls.
- Even the world’s top firms pay Rob Arnott for advice. He explains why a $US1 trillion investing industry is built on a flawed premise – and why that’s hurting retirement savings.
- A money manager at $US2.5 trillion State Street lays out an investing opportunity that just opened up – one that’s outlived major political scares throughout history
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming media
- ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins knows fighting for her own equal pay helps other women in Hollywood
- The Information made a splash with its high-priced subscription model, but its founder says it may experiment with ads this year
- ‘Us’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ producer Jason Blum’s plan to take over Hollywood is simple: stay independent
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming retail
- A small robotics company created a device retailers were clamoring for, and now Walmart is putting it in 350 stores
- The president of the union that helped make a $US15 minimum wage a reality at Amazon and Costco reveals how automation could be good news for fast-food workers
- Meet the 45-year-old executive helping Kroger take on Amazon, Walmart, and Aldi
- INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming transportation
- Zoox CEO Aicha Evans reveals what will set the company’s electric, self-driving cars apart from the rest
- The president of JetBlue’s venture capital firm is a renaissance woman who just might transform air travel
- Waymo CEO John Krafcik explains why a parking lot is one of the most difficult environments for a self-driving car
- JetBlue founder David Neeleman wants to transform air travel in the US
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