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Fast 50: 2002 Winners

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In 2001, we issued the first call for entries to our first-ever Fast 50 readers' challenge. The global response was overwhelming: more than 1,650 entries (and more than 10,000 comments on those entries) representing more than 30 countries. Has the economic slowdown got you down? Get charged up by this remarkable collection of leaders, change agents, disrupters, trendsetters, and social entrepreneurs. Meet this year's Fast 50, as they present:

50 WAYS TO GET THINGS DONE

  1. BET THE COMPANY
    Craig Conway
    President and CEO, PeopleSoft Inc.
  2. MINE YOUR BEST RESOURCES
    Rob McEwen
    Chairman and CEO, Goldcorp Inc.
  3. WAKE SLEEPING GIANTS
    Frank Pollack
    CEO, Pentagon Federal Credit Union
  4. STRIKE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
    Andrew Mackay
    Head of the Advisory Unit on Security, United Nations Mission in Kosovo
  5. SKIP SCHOOL
    David H. Blake
    Dean, University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management
  6. SET THE AGENDA
    Carol Nacy
    Founder and CEO, Sequella Inc.
  7. RISE TO THE OCCASION
    Damon Gersh
    President and CEO, Maxons Restorations Inc.
  8. TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
    Jon McNeill
    CEO, Sterling Collision Centers Inc.
  9. SHOWCASE COLLABORATION
    Annie Morita
    Senior VP of marketing, Columbia TriStar
  10. FEED CREATIVITY
    Michael Weinstein
    CEO, Snapple Beverage Group Inc.
  11. RESIST STAGNATION
    Tamar Elkeles
    VP of learning, Qualcomm Inc.
  12. SHARE YOUR SOLUTIONS
    Nadine Vogel
    VP of marketing and founder of MetDESK, MetLife
  13. CHANGE YOUR FORMATION
    Nate Allen and Tony Burgess
    Cofounders, CompanyCommand.com, PlatoonLeader.org
  14. COME TOGETHER NOW
    John Toomey
    VP, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  15. BLEND AND SERVE
    Scott Lutz
    CEO, 8th Continent LLC
  16. RELEASE YOUR HOSTAGES
    Ken Miller
    Director of performance improvement, State of Missouri
  17. WOW YOUR CUSTOMERS
    Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace
    Director-general, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
  18. DRIVE CHANGE
    Dale Brill
    Dean of e-commerce, General Motors
  19. DEFEAT STEREOTYPES
    Freeman Hrabowski
    President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  20. THINK BIG
    Michael Stolarczyk
    Managing director, Maersk Sealand
  21. BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
    Jim Fruchterman
    CEO and president, The Benetech Initiative
  22. PRESCRIBE CHANGE
    John Yee
    Chief medical officer, Veritas Medicine
  23. REENERGIZE THE INDUSTRY
    John Woolard
    President, Silicon Energy Corp.
  24. ILLUMINATE INNOVATION
    Andrew Ouderkirk
    Corporate scientist, 3M
  25. FIND AN E-Z ANSWER
    Jeffrey Hoffstein
    Co-VP for Research, NTRU Cryptosystems Inc.
  1. DIAGNOSE THE FUTURE
    Nabil Moukheibir
    Founder, Connectance Inc.
  2. CHIP AWAY AT OBSTACLES
    Mar Hershenson
    CTO, Barcelona Design
  3. REACH FOR THE SKY
    Jim Gray
    Distinguished engineer, Microsoft
  4. FORECAST GROWTH
    Lynda Clemmons
    President and COO, Element Re Capital Products Inc.
  5. GET A LEG UP
    Carl Caspers
    CEO and cofounder, TEC Interface Systems
  6. WHEEL AND DEAL
    Robin Chase
    CEO, Zipcar
  7. STAMP OUT DISEASE
    Dr. Ernie Bodai
    Director of Breast Surgical Services, Kaiser Hospital
  8. TAKE A NOT-SO-BIG STEP
    Sarah Susanka
    Architect, Susanka Studios
  9. GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES
    Stuart Burnett
    Creative director, Perspectives Red Cell
  10. NOURISH YOUR COMPANY
    Tori Stuart
    President, Zôe Foods
  11. DRESS FOR SUCCESS
    Nancy Lublin
    Founder and executive director, Dress for Success Worldwide
  12. BE OUR GUEST
    Regina Taylor
    Senior VP of Marketing, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp.
  13. SET YOUR SITES HIGH
    Matt Johnston
    eCommerce website producer, Herman Miller Red
  14. MAIN-TAIN LINKS TO YOUR PAST
    Kennedy Smith
    Director, National Main Street Center, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  15. CHART A NEW COURSE
    Nate Burgos
    Design manager, data, Morningstar Inc.
  16. LET THE CHILDREN LEAD
    Craig Kielburger
    Founder, Free the Children
  17. COMMIT TO CHANGE
    Peter Murray and Bethany Robertson
    Cofounders, I Do Foundation
  18. REUNITE YOUR TEAM
    Microsoft H.E.A.R.T. Team
    Microsoft
  19. FEED THE MASSES
    Dale Collie
    President, American Hunger Relief
  20. WALK THE WALK
    John Davidson
    Founder, Foundation for Gene and Cell Therapy
  21. WASTE NOT
    A. H. Md. Maqsood Sinha and Iftekhar Enayetullah
    Cofounders, Waste Concern
  22. FREE THE PEOPLE
    Jesse Sage
    Associate director, iAbolish.com
  23. COMBINE EFFORTS
    Alyssa Royse
    Cofounder, Twin Towers Orphan Fund
  24. BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE
    Tom Vecchione
    VP and design director, Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning
  25. BREAK THE CHAINS
    John Borchert
    General manager, the Array Corp./Prison Blues Clothing Line