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The 50 Who Matter Now

In our second annual ranking, Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, products, trends, and ideas that are transforming the world of business.

Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd
CEO and president, Hewlett-Packard

Rank: 14

Why he matters: Wonder what happened to Michael Dell's mojo? Look no further than Mark Hurd. This year the chief of Silicon Valley's top-selling company stole not only Dell's crown in the PC business but also his reputation for ruthless efficiency. What's more, under his unflappable leadership, HP's stock price has doubled, and the company has emerged largely unscathed from its embarrassing reporter-spying scandal.

There's still plenty of tough sledding ahead; to achieve revenue growth of just 5 percent, HP would have to add a whopping $5 billion a year in sales. But then again, that's exactly what it did last year.

Adelson

Calacanis

Bianchini

Iacobucci, Raburn

Graham

You

Williams

Musk

Melton

O'Reilly

Edmond

Zell

Huffington

Fake Steve Jobs

Walsh

Draft

Zuckerberg

Branson

Nooyi

Ambani bros.

Phillips

Negroponte

Hundt

Friis, Zennstrom

Cogan

Rosedale

Fadell

Kao

Arrington

Stephenson

Miyamoto

Eberhard

Agile software

Li

Diller

Chizen

Hurd

Wales

Bezos

McAndrews

Watanabe

Chambers

Schwarzenegger

Decker

Murdoch

Jacobs

Moritz

Private equity

Jobs

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