AMERICA’S MOST INNOVATIVE LEADERS
Who are the greatest creative business minds? Two exceptional scholarly minds have figured out a way to measure that. Professors Jeff Dyer, of Brigham Young University, and Nathan Furr, of INSEAD business school, working together with consultant Curtis Lefrandt, have built on the Most Innovative Companies ranking that Forbes did for the past eight years to calculate which corporate leaders to highlight. They've done it by measuring four essential qualities: reputation for innovation (looking at media coverage over five years), social connections and networks (on Twitter and LinkedIn), track record for value creation (based on the market value growth of their companies) and investor expectations for future value creation (measured by the premium that investors put on their companies' stock).