If the proverbial Mother of Invention really existed, then chances are she would have thousands of daughters and sons in the multichannel and telecommunications industry. The business has been constantly revitalized, disrupted and upended by the creativity of its younger members. In this special report, Multichannel News editors profile eight people in the industry 40 years old or younger whom we believe could significantly alter the companies they work for, and by extension cable and telecommunications as a whole. This is by no means a definitive list of young executives to watch; to even list them all would require a telephone-book-sized report. Consider it merely a sampling.