Contributors: Dec. 7, 1998

Creating these special TIME 100 issues involves a two-step process. As Business editor Bill Saporito, who oversaw this chapter with executive editor Steve Koepp, puts it, "First we argue about who should be on the list; then we argue about who should write the stories." Here, a few of our selections:

LEE IACOCCA, who writes about Henry Ford, had a surprise for us: he had once met the great man while working as a neophyte drafter in 1946, a story he recounts for you in this issue. Iacocca, you may remember, was fired as president of Ford by Henry's grandson Henry...

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