SmartMoney magazine has come out with the masters of our destiny, the gods of the U.S. (and global) economy. It’s the annual “Power 30: The World’s Most Influential Players”. On planet VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous), this list of shapers could be considered essential scanning.

With the variation in roles and agendas in the list, it’s small wonder the ground we stand on is always shifting. Here we encounter:

a rookie regulator, a super policy wonk,
a bank captain, America’s hirer-in-chief,
a mutual fund king, a pro-networker,
a money manager, an auto chief,
a stock cop, a whirling governor,
a standard setter, the Gagapreneur,
a commodities guru, an innovator-in-chief,
a hypnotic metal, a mega-broker,
a go-to justice, the Google guy,
currency traders, the transporter,
an economy accelerator, the chancellor,
bond vigilantes, the money chief,
retirement plan raters, the re-constructor,
boomers and their tactician, and the bond amassers.
an insolvency solver,

Welcome to the Kentucky Derby. Bets please!

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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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