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One week ago, Forbes.com released its annual World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List. Forbes discusses the ranking method on the report’s front page:

Forbes’ Power Women list isn’t about celebrity or popularity; it’s about influence. Queen Rania of Jordan (No. 76), for instance, is perhaps the most listened-to woman in the Middle East; her Twitter feed has 600,000 followers.

In assembling the list, Forbes looked for women who run countries, big companies or influential nonprofits. Their rankings are a combination of two scores: visibility–by press mentions–and the size of the organization or country these women lead.

Forbes also released a video on why Angela Merkel, Sheila Bair, and Indra Nooyi are at the top of the list.

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If you didn’t read this past Monday’s Boston Globe, then you probably didn’t see their wonderful 20th anniversary issue of the Globe 100, a publication where they profile the 100 Best companies in Massachusetts.  Included in this magazine-length section are articles about five local companies that survived downturns and have experienced consistent success, a CEO survey on the economic outlook, Q&A’s with local leaders, rankings of local companies across sectors and different qualities, and profiles of these top companies.  Read the entire special publication online at the Boston Globe website.

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Maybe Kermit the Frog was right–that sometimes, it isn’t easy being green.  But with the steady increase of journals and magazines that come across my desk, it looks like the green movement is taking hold and mainstream culture has begun to embrace it.  This week, Newsweek magazine highlighted the green movement in their special section called “Leadership and the Environment”.  I’d highly suggest checking it out–it’s all available online and it features some wonderful articles.  From lessons we could learn about Iceland’s energy policies, to socially responsible business schools, to how the candidates stack up, this issue was certainly a highlight for my week.  See the link here to Newsweek‘s special section on “Leadership and the Environment”.

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