We're reluctant to admit that a serious purpose lurks behind this exercise in summertime fun, but it does. Especially in today's economic tumult, business is getting to be the way sports have always been: Human capital is the whole game. The world's wealth comes increasingly from companies that need little physical capital but require tons of human talent, knowledge, and creativity. Making judgments about people is becoming the central managerial skill.
To choose our players, we studied the stats, interviewed the scouts (executive headhunters), and looked at MVPs, past and present. Our goal: to field a team that could coalesce and dominate in any industry. Competition was fierce, so congratulations to everybody on the roster: They're the 1927 Yankees of today's business world.
At least we think so. Truth is, you could advance a plausible case for someone else in each position. And perhaps you'd set up the team differently, swapping out the design chief, say, for a chief revenue officer. (To pick your roster, visit fortune.com.) And thank goodness. In business, as in sports, if we all agreed, what fun would it be?
We want to know which leaders would be in your fantasy C-suite. Make your choices and view the results to see the winners.
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