Power 2015

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Boston’s 50 Most Powerful People

As Boston grows richer and more international, power is in flux. But good luck unseating the old guard.

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Boston’s 50 Most Powerful People: The List

KEY ⬆︎ BUY Get on the bandwagon. ➡︎ HOLD Established player. ⬇︎SELL Storm clouds ahead. ⬇︎ 1. John Fish Chairman and CEO, Suffolk Construction; chairman, Boston 2024 Though Fish has frequently […]

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Take Two Olympics and Call Me in the Morning

1. John Fish Chairman and CEO, Suffolk Construction; chairman, Boston 2024 Even before he reached for the five rings, John Fish had a formidable power […]

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Any Problem Can Be Solved with the Right Spreadsheet

2. Charlie Baker Governor of Massachusetts When Charlie Baker beat Martha Coakley in November, it wasn’t clear how much influence his victory would bring. He’s […]

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Impartial Justice Will Make Us Honest

21. Maura Healey Massachusetts attorney general Two years ago, few knew her name. Today, she’s our new attorney general, the progressive outsider who startled Boston […]

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Prep the Next Generation to Untangle Our Mess

31. Gloria Larson President, Bentley University When John Fish wanted to rally area schools around his Olympic dreams, he immediately reached out to Bentley University […]

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Keep the Talent (and the Ideas) Right Here

34. Jeffrey Bussgang General partner, Flybridge Capital Partners Rare is the venture capitalist who gets involved in public policy—most entrepreneurs are more interested in hustling […]

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Our Humanity Is Defined By How We Treat the Sick

39. Atul Gawande Surgeon and researcher, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Surgeon, writer, academic, advocate—whatever role he finds himself in, Atul Gawande is among the most […]

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Put the People Before the Power

41. Ayanna Pressley Boston city councilor at large This March, City Councilor at large Ayanna Pressley made her national debut when she appeared onstage at […]

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Power: The Next ­Generation

If the city becomes more Millennial-friendly, blame Mayor Walsh’s 29-year-old chief of staff, Dan Koh, who brings his generation’s technology-driven approach straight to the top. […]

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It Takes Two

Power sometimes comes in pairs, the one out front and the one behind the scenes.

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Olympics: Hot or Not?

Should we or shouldn’t we host the 2024 Games?

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Black Power

Why doesn’t Boston have more of it?

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We Built This City

A few major buildings under construction, and the men behind them.