Rolling Stone's Change Agents

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Rolling Stone released its list of The RS 100: Agents of Change in its April 2 issue. Seventeen percent of the list included people from the CE industry, with several others in peripheral CE industries. Not bad for a music magazine, but surely they could have found other Change Agents more worthy than Kate Winslet (No. 51), Andy Samberg (No. 65) or Taylor Swift (No. 100).

Here are the selections that might interest TWICE readers:

2. Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin

3. Apple’s Steve Jobs

13. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto

15. Twitter’s Evan Williams

20. Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s pick for FCC chair

25. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

26. Bill Gates, Microsoft

29. Jeff Bezos, Amazon

31. Angela Belcher, battery bioengineer

33. Netflix’s Reed Hastings

44. Harmonix’s Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy

50. John Hanke, director of Google Maps

55. Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO

60. Avner Ronen, Boxee

68. John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar

73. Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games

84. Will Wright, creator of The Sims

Other CE-related picks included:

17. Nate Lewis, a chemistry professor who’s focused on energy solutions

56. Amory Lovins — his Rocky Mountain Institute was said to be hired by Wal-Mart to “explore ways the company might cut costs and reduce waste.”

77. Shai Agassi, an entrepreneur “dedicated to creating a ‘smart’ network of electric-car-charging stations that do everything from charge cars when they’re not being drive to custom-program their radio stations.”


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