Fast Company’s 2011 Most Creative People in Business list contains Apple Inc.s’ Scott Forstall at #2, but no Steve Jobs, Jony Ive, or, heck, even Phil Schiller?!
(We kid, Phil, we kid.)
Fast Company’s Top 10:
1. WADAH KHANFAR – Al Jazeera
2. SCOTT FORSTALL – Apple: Jonathan Ive’s slick designs may grab the headlines whenever Steve Jobs introduces a new product, but it’s Scott Forstall’s smart software that fills Apple’s coffers. As senior VP of iPhone software, Forstall is the chief architect of iOS, the industry-defining operating system that runs on more than 160 million iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The popularity of that tap, pinch, and swipe interface has sent Cupertino’s earnings rocketing: Revenue hit a record $26.7 billion in the last quarter of 2010; 65% of it came from sales of iOS devices. Apple’s Mac operating system is now being remodeled around Forstall’s baby, with this summer’s OS X Lion update set to include numerous features borrowed from iOS, including multitouch controls.
3. YURI MILNER – Digital Sky Technologies
4. JACK DORSEY – Square
5. SEBASTIAN THRUN – Google
6. GUO PEI – Rose Studio
7. SAL KHAN – Khan Academy
8. CONAN O’BRIEN – Conaco
9. JIM YONG KIM – Dartmouth
10. ARIANNA HUFFINGTON – Huffington Post Media Group
Full list here.
[Attribution: Cult of Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]