More people entered the labor force, and not all were able to find jobs right away. Bad weather may have been a factor
Consumers like curation—stories that narrow the choices down to the best two or three
With yet another tweak to the health-care law, the Obama administration is heading off a popular Republican attack
Music executives are tapping services such as Shazam and Spotify to help predict tomorrow’s next big hits
In the five years since the most recent bottom, the stock market has very nearly tripled
Arunachalam Muruganantham, aka "Menstrual Man," designed simple devices that allow rural Indian women to make their own sanitary pads
The company's dubbing of storms with Greek and Latin names began in 2012 to help 'personalize' extreme weather
European MBA programs compete with top-tier U.S. schools for the best students at home and abroad
Organizations offer special training for senior entrepreneurs
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"Influence is like water, always flowing somewhere."
— veteran strategy guru Gary Hamel.
With that in mind, BusinessWeek, working with an advisory board of 14 academics, consultants, and industry leaders worldwide, has developed a list of the World's Most Influential Companies. We selected 10 companies that played a major role in their industry over the past year and could shape the corporate landscape for years to come. Have a look at the names on our list, as well as two other categories we think are worth noting: companies that are masters of their domain because they dominate their market and those up-and-comers likely to emerge as the next generation of influence leaders.
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