These are admittedly not good times to be an expert. With skepticism and disenchantment with “elites” raging on both sides of the Atlantic, being labeled a thinker is perhaps not the accolade it once was. Nevertheless, it is clear that – while we have plenty of analyses of how we got to here – there are precious few suggestions for how we might regain some kind of geopolitical stability. Which, of course, is one reason why the “establishment” parties are finding it so hard to win over voters.
It is timely, then, to have a list of people who – while currently little known outside their respective fields – have the potential to offer at least some insights if not outright solutions for the way ahead. The Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led announced today is designed to recognize the talent of up-and-coming management gurus. Thinkers50 cofounder Des Dearlove sees it as “an early warning system to alert managers about the people who are doing exciting and important work.”