The Power of Ideas

We shine a light on Boston’s new power class: the visionaries, idealists, and thinkers among us whose insights are transforming the way we live, work, learn, and play.

Edited by Janelle Nanos


The Power of Ideas | Boston Magazine

Photographs by Jeff Brown. Styling by Maryelle O’Rourke/Team.

Ideas have long been Boston’s most powerful export—our thought leaders are driving new developments in everything from technology to energy, culture to politics, education to healthcare. Most recently, a new generation of leaders has begun to collaborate with these innovators to address challenges in the public arena as well. To celebrate this unprecedented convergence of minds, we shine a light on Boston’s new power class: the visionaries, idealists, and thinkers among us whose insights are transforming the way we live, work, learn, and play—not only here in Boston, but around the world.

Icons & Visionaries

The Fixers

Leaders & Idealists

The Tastemakers

Scientists & Thinkers

Entrepreneurs & Innovators



Janelle Nanos
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