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Rapidly Urbanizing World

The global urban population surpassed the rural one around 2009/2010. Given the recent pace of growth it is likely that by 2050 the urban population will be double that of the rural and will account for two-thirds of the world’s population. Download and read the PDF... read more

Rising Global Migrant Population

The fastest-growing period of migration was the 1980s. From 1990 to 2013, migration increased an additional 51% reaching 232 million people. Migration is expected to continue growing to reach 266 million by 2040. In general, migration numbers are underreported because... read more

Advice & Advisers

‘We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain,’ noted one anonymous sage. There is strange and eerie consensus when it comes to advice. The message is that it is rarely useful and advisers should be tiptoed around as delicately as if they were carriers of a... read more


Marshall Goldsmith’s feedforward process helps to point out which behaviors need changing. One such behavior is arguing! Instead of arguing, we should be saying, “Thank you.” Learn more about feedforward in Marshall Goldsmith’s... read more

Why is Thinkers50 Important to You?

We asked several of our ranked and notable thinkers to comment on this question. Here’s what they told us.

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove

Founders of Thinkers50, Experts in Strategic Thinking

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Stuart and Des have been championing the latest management ideas for more than 25 years.

As authors, their books are available in more than 20 languages and include Gravy Training, Generation Entrepreneur, What We Mean When We Talk About Leadership and the six-book Thinkers50 McGraw Hill book series. They also edited The Financial Times Handbook of Management.

They founded the communications company Suntop Media in 1999. They work as advisers, speakers and coaches to individuals and organizations intent on maximising the impact of their ideas. Stuart and Des’s work in business thought leadership led Management Today to describe them as “market makers par excellence”.

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