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”.

  • Rae

    After spending one day with Tim Love, I want to run screaming from Boston. What a massive ego troll. It didn’t help that his Utile Chinatown sweatshop took full credit for BTD’s 2015 APA award before retracting their claim (they were one of two BTD subs, not the lead). Still, get ready for another year of Timmy Love claiming to be the master planner of Boston