Thursday, August 23, 2007

People Who Might Change the World

In the 1970s, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai his opinion on the chief consequences of the French Revolution. "It's too early to tell," Zhou is said to have replied. (from: Trevor Butterworth: Fifteen People Who Changed The World, Forbes.com).

Forbes has published a nice series on people who have changed the world within the last 50 years and people who might change the world soon. Do you remember the names of Gregory Pincus, M.C. Chang, and John Rock? These are the scientist who invented the birth control pill, which gave way to sexual revolution, the '68 generation, with all positive and negative impacts. Or think of Tim Berners-Lee who is the single most important person in the history of the World Wide Web.

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2 comments:

  1. No where do I see any innovators in the field of political theory ?

    Odd, don't you think ?

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  2. I absolutely agree. It is time for a more holistic view.

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