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  • SA Tech Experts: Comment On CNBC's "Leaders, Icons, & Rebels" List 5 comments
    Jan 31, 2014 7:14 PM

    For all those who focus on tech, have a look at CNBC's nominees for the Top 200 "Leaders, Icons and Rebels," of the last 25 years (I didn't make the list, which is obviously disappointing). The network is trying to narrow this list to 25, as part of a special they're running to commemorate their 25th anniversary.

    So here's the task for our tech experts: Choose your top tech picks (i.e. those leaders on the list who fall into the "tech" category), explain why you chose who you did, and then speak on which names should not be on the list, or who should be added.

    Ultimately there are no guarantees that you'll get quoted, but I have been asked to submit responses from our contributors for consideration, so I can guarantee that I'll get your thoughts in front of someone there who will consider you for inclusion in an article on CNBC.

    As always, send any responses to me at: colin@seekingalpha.com

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  • TimeOnTarget
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    Include:

     

    Valentin P. Gapontsev, Ph.D., founded IPG in 1990 and has been IPG’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of IPG’s Board since its inception.

     

    Fiber lasers worth including? How about their father??? Yeah, I think that is important. Perhaps a little more important than Bernie Ebbers . . . .
    1 Feb 2014, 02:32 AM Reply Like
  • TimeOnTarget
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    Oh, and no Jim Simons. I mean, what the heck. The guy basically totally pioneers hedge funds and computerized high speed trading, has a record that no one else can even come close to, but doesn't make the list, and Martha Stewart does, for what exactly? Aubrey McClendon does-- for what--running up huge debt and scamming money and leaving the ignorant shareholders holding the bag???

     

    Did these guys compile their list solely by reading "People" magazine????
    1 Feb 2014, 02:41 AM Reply Like
  • Colin Lokey
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    Author’s reply » Interesting perspectives there. Anyone else?
    1 Feb 2014, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • TimeOnTarget
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    One more. George Mitchell. I think if you had to pick one single person for the current massive hydraulic fracturing method of producing oil and natural gas, it would be him. He wasn't the technical guy who came up with it (who didn't get squat) or the first on any facet in particular, but he did kind of put it all together and drive it. He was instrumental in the development and widespread adaption of massive hydraulic fracturing. That's big.
    1 Feb 2014, 04:42 PM Reply Like
  • Papa of Four
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    Can not believe that Tim Berners-Lee is not on that list.
    Nelson Mandela should also have made it on there before J K Rowling or any of the fashion designers. Twitter really is too new to know whether or not it deserves to be on the list (Last 25 years).
    The Wiki Guys are doing very bad in the voting but are some of the most influential. Nokia and Motorola guys also doing very badly considering they practically created the mobile phone industry.
    Interesting that Jobs and Gates are inseparable as are Branson and Musk. I think Branson is a good example of where Musk will be in another 20 years. Branson started with a record stall and now builds tourist spaceships. Musk started with the web and now builds spaceships, but has time left to develop into the future.
    I think that Musk is one of the few who will still be on that list in another 25 years., just as Branson would have made the list in 1989.
    2 Feb 2014, 12:41 PM Reply Like
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