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


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  • Mumbles

    How bizarre that a magazine issue supposedly about the “Power of Ideas” features Doris Kearns Goodwin, a plagiarist, on its cover.

  • http://batman-news.com Kevin Sully

    Tim Love is moving his pseudo-office to Chinatown. The response from the neighbors has been classic. Apparently everyone hates Mr. Love (aka Boston’s own Joffrey).

    • Maven

      Love’s new trust fund office is located behind a mid-rise back-of-house. Its a new spot for criminal activity; guess Love didn’t check yet again, Still at least he’s closer to his good friend Alan Plattus. Together they form a super-duo of mediocrity, ego, and sexism; poor Boston

  • SameOlePic

    This list appears to be some of the same people from the year before. Some new faces but for the most part the same people. I really wish Boston would embrace the “true” diversity, different thinkers, instead of repackaging the same thing with a new bow and call it “innovative”.