The 100 Most Influential People in Boston - Boston Magazine 2018 - BRAND NEW
The 100 Most Influential People in Boston - Boston Magazine 2018
Edited by David S. Bernstein
Who really runs this town? That’s the question we asked ourselves—and dozens of insiders—when we sat down to put this delightfully subjective list together.
We weren’t looking for the richest people in Boston, or even the smartest. Instead, we sought out the businesspeople, tech moguls, politicians, and tastemakers that the rest of us are all watching, the folks who are truly shaping the city.
That kind of power—that sticky idea of influence—has always been a hard thing to measure, but these days it’s more decentralized, diversified, and democratized than ever.
Flagship institutions such as GE, Harvard, UMass, State Street, and the Boston Foundation have or are welcoming new leadership. The region’s well-established top industries are suddenly joined by casino gaming, fantasy sports, and marijuana.
Gone are the days when a small cadre of city elites gathered to decide Boston’s destiny. Influence is sprinkled all over, which means there’s bound to be some spirited debate about who wields the most, or who was left off the list. And that’s perfectly fine with us.
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