Everyone loves lists. Readers can spend as much or as little time with them as they want. There is no real narrative to follow. The structure offers an easy way to locate the most interesting characters, data points or factoids. Given shorter attention spans and exponentially increasing online outlets, lists have become the most common vehicle for delivering news and information in the internet age.
Reading a really good list is fun. Compiling a really good list … not so much. It’s a lot of work.
Indeed, a lot of work went into compiling the NJBIZ Power 100 list. The entire editorial staff was involved, sharing insights gleaned from daily reporting and offering analysis of who the important players are in New Jersey right now.