Fast Company's Top 100 Creative Business Geniuses


What does it take to be named among the Top 100 most creative people in business today? In examining the latest list issued today by Fast Company it appears agility and the ability to think in new and innovative ways are prized attributes.

1. Wadah Khanfar

Topping the list is Wadah Khanfar, director general of the Arab news service Al Jazeera, which turned to Twitter, the 140-word social-media instant-messaging service, to disseminate news after President Hosni Mubarak jammed the network's satellite signal and prevented most Egyptians from watching the channels coverage. Khanfar's efforts in building an international news network that deploys both cutting-edge social media and old-fashioned reporting has empowered the people of the Middle East, Fast Company says.

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