Takafumi Horie THE UPSTART
Horie, 32, founder of Livedoor, one of Japan's most successful Internet firms, last year shocked the country's calcified baseball establishment by offering to buy the ailing Osaka-based Kintetsu Buffaloes. The owners rebuffed him as a punk. Now Horie has set the business community buzzing with a hostile-takeover battle against Fuji Television Network for radio network Nippon Broadcasting. Japan's aversion to such battles, Horie retorts, is out of touch with modern capitalism. --By Jim Frederick
Klaus Kleinfeld THE INNOVATOR
As the new CEO of Siemens AG, Kleinfeld, 47, has wasted no time: two months on the job and already...